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    Description"This woman is a major hero of our time." --Richard Dawkins Ayaan Hirsi Ali captured the world's attention with "Infidel, "her compelling coming-of-age memoir, which spent thirty-one weeks on the "New York Times "bestseller list. Now, in "Nomad, "Hirsi Ali tells of coming to America to build a new life, an ocean away from the death threats made to her by European Islamists, the strife she witnessed, and the inner conflict she suffered. It is the story of her physical journey to freedom and, more crucially, her emotional journey to freedom--her transition from a tribal mind-set that restricts women's every thought and action to a life as a free and equal citizen in an open society. Through stories of the challenges she has faced, she shows the difficulty of reconciling the contradictions of Islam with Western values. In these pages Hirsi Ali recounts the many turns her life took after she broke with her family, and how she struggled to throw off restrictive superstitions and misconceptions that initially hobbled her ability to assimilate into Western society. She writes movingly of her reconciliation, on his deathbed, with her devout father, who had disowned her when she renounced Islam after 9/11, as well as with her mother and cousins in Somalia and in Europe. "Nomad "is a portrait of a family torn apart by the clash of civilizations. But it is also a touching, uplifting, and often funny account of one woman's discovery of today's America. While Hirsi Ali loves much of what she encounters, she fears we are repeating the European mistake of underestimating radical Islam. She calls on key institutions of the West--including universities, the feminist movement, and the Christian churches--to enact specific, innovative remedies that would help other Muslim immigrants to overcome the challenges she has experienced and to resist the fatal allure of fundamentalism and terrorism. This is Hirsi Ali's intellectual coming-of-age, a memoir that conveys her philosophy as well as her experiences, and that also conveys an urgent message and mission--to inform the West of the extent of the threat from Islam, both from outside and from within our open societies. A celebration of free speech and democracy, "Nomad "is an important contribution to the history of ideas, but above all a rousing call to action.


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    Title
    Nomad
    Subtitle
    From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 277
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781439157329
    ISBN 10: 1439157324
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, BGA, JFSJ1, JP
    B&T General Subject: 170
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 26
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, SOC028000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 305.89/354073
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    DC21: 305.89354073
    LC classification: E184.S67 H57 2011
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    02 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Ayaan Hirsi Ali's new memoir is the most powerful book you will have read in a long time." --"Christian Science Monitor"