This is the true story of Latifa Ali, betrayed by her family and friends and kept as a prisoner byher father in Iraq. She has no allies, no liberty as a Muslim woman and no access to theAustralian Consulate.
As the war on terror rages around her, Latifa is at war with her culture and customs. Imprisoned, abused and violated, her efforts to escape Iraq fail and her death looms closer. She grew up wearing bikinis on an Australian beach, but was forced into full Muslim dress. Working as a spy, consorting with the UN and racing for the border, Latifa knows that the onlyway to save her life is to keep her secret and make an escape.
A harrowing story of independence and perseverance. Find out why she still lives in fear for her life. The story: Latifa was born in Iraq but her family moved to Australia to escape after the realthreat of being hunted and killed by Sadam Husein. This is the true story of Latifa Ali, raised in Australia, but betrayed by her family and friends and left prisoner of her father in Iraq.
She has no allies, no liberty as a Muslim woman and no access to any embassy.
As the war on terror rages around her, Latifa is at war with the culture and customs. Imprisoned, abused and violated, her efforts to escape Iraq fail and her impending forced marriage could end in her death by the ancient custom of honor killing.
Working as a spy, consorting with the UN and racing for the border, Latifa has a dangerous secret that will threaten her life if exposed. A must read by all She must escape from Iraq as soon as possible-or she will be forced to die for her family's honour.
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Add to Basket. A distant cousin s death haunts her the woman, in her 20s, had been the victim of malicious gossi When i picked this book for my history class, i was kinda scared I thought i would be bored of it but it turns out this was a great book I felt for Latifa through out the whole book Angry that she was treated in such a manner and also everyone who said they would help her out of her country turned their backs on her Of course i was really happy at the end when she was rescued by the U.
S troops I also loved this book because i An incredibly difficult story to read of a woman who was raised in Australia, date raped as a young woman, and then deposited back in her family home in Kurdish Iraq, where it s a death sentence for a woman to lose her virginity before her wedding day It s a harrowing story of imprisonment, psychological abuse, physical torture, manipulation and spying, failed escape attempts and utter powerlessness, while she det Her strength, courage resolve in this awful situation are to be commended This is the story of a woman who grew up in westernised culture then be betrayed by her family come to tell the tale This book is well written I found devouring it like a thriller This made me reflect on how fort Your email address will not be published.
Report Comment Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Brand Publishing. It later posted still images and video of its forces killing unarmed captive combatants. On one binge, he wrecked a Dodge Viper. Eventually, she managed to communicate that she wanted to leave Syria with her kids. Wrapped carefully to prevent damage or curling of book edges. His case is now one of 12 test claims being brought in the High Court by Iraqi translators and other workers who believe they have been betrayed by Britain.
Under Kassem, Iraqi communists grew powerful, and Washington worried that the new government was serving Soviet interests. The Eisenhower Administration strongly opposed the Kassem regime. Enter the gruesomely named Health Alteration Committee, a CIA unit that had as its purpose doing exactly what its name suggested.
In May, , Richard M. Kissinger met in Tehran with the shah of Iran. As a favor to the shah, a staunch ally of the United States, Nixon and Kissinger secretly directed the CIA to provide arms and money to the Kurds, who were seeking autonomy in Iraq. After the operation began, Britain and Israel joined in.
Israel reasoned that if Iraqi troops were tied up fighting the Kurds, they would not attack Israel. A proud, handsome ethnic minority of mostly Sunni Muslims, the Kurds live in the mountains and plateaus of Kurdistan, an area that spills over from northern Iraq into eastern Turkey, northwestern Iran, and parts of Syria and the Soviet Union. There are an estimated 20 million Kurds living in the five countries. The CIA operation became known only because the story was told in the final report of the Pike Committee, a House panel that investigated the intelligence agencies in So secret was the CIA support for the Kurds that Nixon, according to the Pike Committee report, never formally notified the Forty Committee, a presidential panel supposed to approve such covert operations.
It was clear, however, that the Nixon Administration, despite its support for the Kurds, did not actually want them to win their battle against Iraq.