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Two sisters : a father, his daughters, and their journey into the Syrian jihad
Seierstad, Åsne, 1970- author.
Uniform Title:
To søstre. English
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2018]

Physical Description:
vi, 418 pages ; 24 cm
The riveting story of two sisters' journey to the Islamic State and the father who tries to bring them home. Asne Seierstad puts the problem of radicalization into painfully human terms, using instant messages and other primary sources to reconstruct a family's crisis from the inside. Eventually, she takes us into the hellscape of the Syrian civil war, as Sadiq risks his life in pursuit of his daughters, refusing to let them disappear into the maelstrom. This is a relentless thriller and a feat of reporting with profound lessons about belief, extremism, and the meaning of devotion.
General Note:
Translated from the Norwegian.
The rupture -- Veiled -- Blind man's bluff -- In -- Early teens -- The mission -- Eating with the devil -- Norway, thine is our devotion -- This outfit -- It's all about the heart -- Valentine's Ummah -- Target practice -- Halal dating -- Paragraphs -- Strange bird -- Separation -- Fraud in the name of god -- The October Revolution -- Danse macabre -- Blueprint -- Home -- A kind, wonderful man -- Spoils of war -- The end of sykes-picot -- God is not great -- Not without my daughters -- New year, new opportunities -- Housewives of Raqqa -- Boys of Norway -- Shoot the girls if you want! -- Ramadan -- A different life -- Voices in the mind -- Legacy -- The basis of the book -- Glossary -- References.
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