Nomad

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Knopf Canada, Feb 8, 2011 - Feminists - 304 pages

A celebration of free speech and democracy and a rousing call to action from the widely acclaimed author of Infidel, this #1 national bestseller is now available in trade paperback from Vintage Canada.

In Nomad, Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells her story of her emotional journey to freedom to build a new life following her flight from a tribal world that limits women's every thought and action. After breaking with her family, she struggled to throw off restrictive superstitions and misconceptions--sometimes with very funny results--in order to assimilate into Western society. She has endured death threats and the horrendous murder of her collaborator and friend by an Islamic fanatic, but has not ceased to call on women and key institutions of the West to enact innovative remedies that could help Muslim immigrants everywhere overcome similar challenges--and resist the fatal allure of fundamentalism and terrorism.

 

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This supremely courageous woman is truly wearing too many hats, playing the roles of Luther, Calvin and Gandhi for her faith. Hailing from Somalia, a country and people that must be saved from themselves. Read full review

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Nomad exists as one of the best books I have ever read. Ayaan Hirsi Ali presented herself as an incredible, multi-faceted, dynamic human being, and her book did not waste a single word in its effort ... Read full review

Contents

My Father
3
Nomad Again
95
America
109
School and Sexuality
149
Money and Responsibility
165
Violence and the Closing of the Muslim Mind
185
REMEDIES
201
Dishonor Death and Feminists
219
Seeking God but Finding Allah
237
The Miy and the Magaalo
255
Letter to My Unborn Daughter
263
The AHA Foundation
275
Copyright

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AYAAN HIRSI ALI, author of The Caged Virgin and the bestselling Infidel, was named one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" in 2005, and Reader's Digest "European of the Year." She received Norway's Human Rights Service Bellwether of the Year Award, the Danish Freedom Prize, the Swedish Democracy Prize, and the Moral Courage Award for Commitment to Conflict Resolution, Ethics, and World Citizenship. Born in Somalia, raised Muslim, she fled to the Netherlands in 1992 to escape a forced marriage to an elderly cousin she had never met who lived in Canada. She learned Dutch, earned her college degree in political science, and worked for the Dutch Labor party, serving as a Dutch parliamentarian. She denounced Islam after the September 11 attacks, speaking out for the rights of Muslim women, the enlightenment of Islam, and security in the West. Since the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh by an Islamic fanatic she has lived under constant threat for her outspoken beliefs.

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