Wednesday, December 3, 2014

InfidelInfidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the best books I have read this year. Non-fiction, but I was hooked from the beginning as if it were a best-selling novel. Moves rapidly. I couldn't put down this audio version, read by the author, whose eye-opening account of growing up Islam has put her on their most-wanted-dead list and necessitates her now living under 24 hour armed guard, moving constantly to keep from being found by her pursuers. She tells of her childhood & growing up years in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, about her father, who was/is a man of significant importance in both his country and his faith, and about her own struggles with, & devotion to Islam. After an arranged marriage to a devout Canadian Muslim, with whom she had only mail correspondence & never met until days prior to her marriage, she flees to Germany & then the Netherlands where she obtains a degree in political science & becomes a member of Parliament. Her story has been told on major news networks and talk shows. I highly recommend the audio will be awed as you listen to her tell her story in her own words and beautiful voice.

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