The book is a powerful memoir of a woman who was born into a traditional Muslim family in Somalia. She recounts her experiences of growing up in a strict Islamic culture, female genital mutilation, civil war, fleeing to the Netherlands as a refugee, and her eventual rejection of her faith after witnessing its violent and oppressive nature. The book also follows her journey into politics and advocacy for women's rights and her efforts to reform Islam. It's a tale of courage, resilience, and the quest for freedom and truth.
The 4317th greatest book of all time
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- 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
- As if You Don't Have Enough to Read, Best Non-Fiction from the NY Times Writers (New York Times)