Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali audiobook

Infidel

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Read by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665016117

Runtime: 16.59 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

One of today's most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would be next. She made headlines again when she was stripped of her citizenship and resigned from the Dutch Parliament. Infidel shows the coming of age of this distinguished political superstar and champion of free speech as well as the development of her beliefs, iron will, and extraordinary determination to fight injustice. Raised in a strict Muslim family, Hirsi Ali survived civil war, female mutilation, brutal beatings, adolescence as a devout believer during the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and life in four troubled, unstable countries ruled largely by despots. She escaped from a forced marriage and sought asylum in the Netherlands, where she earned a college degree in political science, tried to help her tragically depressed sister adjust to the West, and fought for the rights of Muslim women and the reform of Islam as a member of Parliament. Under constant threat, demonized by reactionary Islamists and politicians, disowned by her father, and expelled from family and clan, she refuses to be silenced. Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, Hirsi Ali's story tells how a bright little girl evolves out of dutiful obedience to become an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious pressures, no other book could be more timely or more significant.

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Author Bio: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Author Bio: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the author of several books, including New York Times bestselling Infidel and Heretic. A prominent speaker, debater, and journalist, she was chosen as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. She is a fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is the founder of the AHA Foundation. Born in Somalia and raised Muslim, she grew up in Africa and Saudi Arabia before fleeing as a refugee to the Netherlands in 1992.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 16.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English