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The Beekeeper:Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq

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Since 2014, Daesh (ISIS) has been brutalizing the Yazidi people of northern Iraq: sowing destruction, killing those who wont convert to Islam, and enslaving young girls and women.

The Beekeeper, by the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail, tells the harrowing stories of several women who managed to escape the clutches of Daesh. Mikhail extensively interviews these women--whove lost their families and loved ones, whove been sexually abused, psychologically tortured, and forced to manufacture chemical weapons--and as their tales unfold, an unlikely hero emerges: a beekeeper, who uses his knowledge of the local terrain, along with a wide network of transporters, helpers, and former cigarette smugglers, to bring these women, one by one, through the war-torn landscapes of Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, back into safety.

In the face of inhuman suffering, this powerful work of nonfiction offers a counterpoint to Daeshs genocidal extremism: hope, as ordinary people risk their own lives to save those of others.

Product Details

Author: Dunya Mikhail

Language: English


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: New Directions

Release Date: 2018-03-27

Pages: 240

ISBN: 0811226123

ISBN13: 9780811226127