The Last Girl is my story of captivity and the struggle against ISIL.
In The Last Girl, Nadia Murad tells her story from before her captivity, the hardships and sufferings she endured during her captivity, and how she escaped from ISIS.
New York journalist Jenna Krajeski, who has more than a decade of experience living and reporting in the Middle East, also tells Nadia her story.
The themes of his stories include the employment of women in the Kurdish guerrilla armed forces, the possibility of Kurdish independence from Iraq, and anti-government protests in Turkey.
Nadia was born and raised in a small village in northern Iraq.
When he was only twenty-one years old, dreaming of becoming a history teacher or opening a beauty salon, Islamic Caliphate militants massacred the people of his village;
Men who did not accept Islam and old women who could not be used as sex slaves were shot.
Six of Nadia’s brothers, and shortly afterwards, killed her mother and dumped their bodies in mass graves.
Along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, she was traded in the ISIL slave market. Nadia was captured by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten.
He eventually escaped through the streets of Mosul and took refuge in the house of a Sunni Muslim family.
Nadia is now a human rights activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the recipient of the Human Rights Award and the Slav Havel Prize and the Sakharov Prize and the first UN Goodwill Ambassador to honor human trafficking survivors.
In addition to collaborating with Yazda, the Yazidi rights organization, he is currently seeking to bring the Islamic Caliphate to the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.
He is also the founder of the Nadia Initiative – a program dedicated to helping survivors of genocide and human trafficking to heal and rebuild their communities.
His story is a testament to the savagery of the Islamic Caliphate, a survivor of rape, and a refugee and a god who forced the world to pay attention to an ongoing genocide.
This work is a testimony that shows the strong desire of man to survive and is a call for litigation.
Excerpt from The Last Girl
My mother was in one of the last trucks. I will never forget his mood and day in that moment.
The wind had torn his white scarf from his head, and his black hair, which was usually in the middle, was tangled and tangled.
His scarf covered only his mouth and nose. His white clothes were dusty.
He stumbled for a moment as he got off. One of the soldiers shouted at him and said, “Let it go.” Then he dragged her to the garden and laughed at her and the other older women who could not walk fast.
My mother came in through the front door and walked towards us, confused and shocked. Without saying a word, he sat down and put his head on my skirt; My mother never lay down in front of men.
One of the militants knocked on the door of the institute with a hammer and forcibly opened it; Then he ordered us to go inside. He said: First take off your scarves and put them aside.
We did everything he said. With their heads bare, the militias looked at us more closely; Then they sent us inside.
When the women arrived at the entrance of the institute in full trucks, the pile of scarves became larger – colorful scarves made of a traditional white woven fabric that most young Yazidi women liked.
The children clung to their mothers’ skirts, and the young women’s eyes reddened with tears over the loss of their husbands.
When the sun was about to set and the trucks stopped, a militant, who himself had almost covered his long hair with a white scarf, slammed his gun barrel into the pile of scarves and laughed.
He told us, “I will sell these scarves to you for two hundred and fifty dinars.” He knew that the money was small, about twenty American cents, and that we had no money at all.
History contains many stories about people who have been oppressed and discriminated against because of their religion, skin color, geography, and gender.
There have always been those who thought they were the only ones who knew the right path and gave themselves the right to decide for other human beings.
Somewhere in our western neighborhood live people who have been exposed to the most brutal behavior in human history in recent years.
The Yazidis have always been oppressed in the conflicts between the Kurds and the Sunnis of Iraq, but ISIL has painted a painful image in the memory of these people that will never be erased.
The Last Girl is the story of the life and struggle of a girl who witnessed this human crime.
About the author of The Last Girl, My Story of Captivity and the Fight Against ISIS: Nadia Morad; Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Nadia Murad was born in 1993 in Kuchu, an Iraqi Yazidi village in the Sinjar region. Nadia lived in this poor village with her eight brothers, two sisters and her mother.
Despite all the discrimination and problems, they lived a peaceful life until 2014.
Nadia wanted to be a teacher and have a hairdresser, but life had a different decision for her.
In 2014, ISIS came to Kuchu and a genocide took place that changed the lives of Nadia and her people forever.
He was held captive by the Islamic Caliphate of ISIL for three months, during which time he was subjected to the most brutal behavior.
Nadia was eventually able to escape, leaving herself with the rest of her family and then fleeing to Germany.
From here, Nadia told another story. He did not remain silent in order to remain a victim, but shouted loudly to be the voice of those who had been oppressed.
Nadia first went to the United Nations in November 2015 and has told her story thousands of times since.
In December 2015, Nadia Murad became the UN Goodwill Ambassador for “Protecting Survivors of Human Trafficking.”
He founded the non-profit Nadia Initiative in 2016 to “Support Victims of Physical Violence and Rebuild Community in Crisis.” He finally decided to write his story.
“But Nadia refused to remain silent,” said Amal Clooney, Nadia’s human rights lawyer who represented Nadia in the case, in an introduction to her latest book.
He fought against all the labels that life put on him: orphan, rape victim, asylum seeker. Instead, he created new titles: Saved. The divine leader. Women’s Advocate. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. “Goodwill ambassador to the United Nations and now a writer.”
Nadia won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for “fighting sexual violence and using it as a weapon in war.” Prior to 2016, he was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Nadia now lives in Germany and continues her activities.
About the book The Last Girl, My Story of Captivity and the Fight Against ISIS
Nadia Murad wrote the last girl to tell her story to the world. This book is not just an autobiography, it is a document that narrates a great crime through the language of eyewitnesses.
Jana Krajski, an Istanbul-based American journalist who has been working on minority issues in Iraq and Syria for several years, accompanied Nadia in writing the book.
The last girl on October 31, 2017 was released simultaneously in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands and was very well received.
Nadia begins the first part of her book with the story of summer 2014. Where two Kucho farmers and a number of chickens and chickens are suddenly stolen and the Kucho peace is disturbed.
This is the beginning of the days of terror in Kocho. Later other thefts take place, an old ram and female lambs are also stolen.
“You say we came from nowhere, but we sent you a message,” Nadia later wrote in the book about the message of the robberies from an ISIS member. When we took the chickens and hens, we were actually telling you that we would take your wives and children.
“When we stole the ram, it was a sign that we were going to kidnap the tribal leader, and when we killed the ram, it meant that we had a plan to kill that leader, but that young lamb … that is, your daughters.”
Among the nomads, everyone who escaped to the mountains was able to escape. But the rest were either killed or taken prisoner. Nadia describes each and every scene of ISIL crime in her book.
In the continuation of the book, Nadia Murad reveals a terrible subject; ISIL plans to use women and girls who they believe are infidels as “Sabayas.”
These women and girls were sold as sex slaves or given to soldiers and commanders as rewards.
The Last Girl is not just Nadia’s story, it is the story of several thousand girls whom the Islamic Caliphate of ISIL did not consider human. The girls, many of whom are still unknown.
Review of The Last Girl, My Story of Captivity and the Fight Against ISIS
The last girl attracted a lot of attention after the release. This book has led people in many countries to call on the United Nations to intervene more in the affairs of terrorist groups and to deal seriously with such crimes.
Much has been written about the latest girl in American and European newspapers and media.
“She conveyed Nadia’s trembling voice well,” Jan Beerle wrote in the Times about Janakrajski, who accompanied Nadia in writing the book.
Ashutash Bardavaj wrote a detailed article about the book in the Financial Express newspaper, in which she paid close attention to parts of the book that Nadia wrote about her religion.
“Nadia Murad’s book details the customs of the life of the Yazidis in a fascinating way in her book,” she said.
“Nadia’s book is about how the Sunnis of Iraq misinterpreted the beliefs of the Yazidis as satanism,” he said.
Nadia Murad’s book has also come to the attention of critics because it was published at a time when the conflict in Iraq is still raging, with one critic calling it “a book with open wounds and painful lessons.”
A critique of the Evening Standard newspaper states: “This book first delays the trauma and talks about Nadia’s family life and genocide.
“The real and deep horror of the presence of a sex slave in a city full of Sunni Muslim families conveys to the reader.”
2- Introducing the book The last girl in Aparat