About the book
In this profoundly affecting memoir from the internationally renowned author of “The Caged Virgin, ” Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, to her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West.One of today’s most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following an Islamist’s murder of her colleague, Theo van Gogh, with whom she made the movie “Submission.”
Review by Locks Heath Reading Group:
A fascinating life story – alarming, gripping, enlightening. From the deserts of Somalia to Western seats of learning and government, an amazing journey for a female and a Muslim, born in 1969. After 9/11, she felt compelled to wake us up to the role of violence in Islam and to re-examine her beliefs which has endangered her life ever since.
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