The Girl Who Escaped ISIS by Farida Khalaf & Andrea C. Hoffmann

The Girl Who Escaped ISIS

By Farida Khalaf & Andrea C. Hoffmann

  • Release Date: 2016-07-07
  • Genre: Islam
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Our world as it once was

In August 2014, Farida was, like any ordinary teenager, enjoying the last days of summer before her final year at school. However, her peaceful mountain village in northern Iraq was an ISIS target as their genocide against the Yazidi people began.

The catastrophe

ISIS murdered the men and boys in the village, including Farida's father and brother, and took the women hostage. Farida was one of them. She was held in a slave camp, in the homes of ISIS members and finally in a desert training camp. Continually she struggled, resisted and fought against her captors, showing unimaginable strength and bravery.

This is my story

Eventually, Farida managed to plot her escape and fled into the desert with five young girls in her care, but defeating ISIS was just the first step in her journey. In this book she tells her remarkable and inspiring story.


  • A chilling and inspirational read

    By Kuaka east
    Just when you think life isn't fair, think back to this book and realise these people have been through the worst atrocities that mankind can deliver. This young lady's determination for love of her family and survival is the very essence of who we all should strive to be.