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The Resource Infidel, [book discussion kit], Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Infidel, [book discussion kit], Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Label
Infidel, [book discussion kit]
Title
Infidel
Title part
[book discussion kit]
Statement of responsibility
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Title variation
Book discussion kit
Title variation remainder
Infidel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, the author's story tells how a bright little girl evolved out of dutiful obedience to become an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious pressures, no story could be timelier or more significant. In this memoir she tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, to her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West. She burst into international headlines following an Islamist's murder of her colleague, Theo van Gogh, with whom she made the movie Submission. This is the story of the coming of age of this political superstar and champion of free speech. With a gimlet eye and measured, often ironic, voice, she recounts the evolution of her beliefs, her ironclad will, and her extraordinary resolve to fight injustice done in the name of religion. Raised in a strict Muslim family and extended clan, she saw 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 largely ruled by despots. In her early twenties, 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 immigrant women and the reform of Islam as a member of Parliament. Even though she is under constant threat, demonized by reactionary Islamists and politicians, disowned by her father, and expelled from her family and clan, she refuses to be silenced
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2008
Awards note
  • Amelia Bloomer Award, 2008.
  • Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
168178
Cataloging source
CHY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan
Dewey number
  • 949.207/3092
  • B
LC call number
DJ292.H57
LC item number
A3 2007
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Book club kit
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hirsi Ali, Ayaan
  • Politicians
  • Muslims
  • Refugees
Label
Infidel, [book discussion kit], Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Edition of book used: New York : Free Press, 2007
  • Section title devised by cataloger
  • Tote bag containing ten copies of the title
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My Childhood. Bloodlines -- Under the Talal tree -- Playing tag in Allah's Palace -- Weeping orphans and widowed wives -- Secret rendezvous, sex, and the scent of Sukumawiki -- Doubt and defiance -- Disillusion and deceit -- Refugees -- Abeh. -- My Freedom. Running away -- A trial by the Elders -- Haweya -- Leiden -- Leaving God -- Threats -- Politics -- The murder of Theo -- The letter of the law
Control code
local
Dimensions
in container.
Extent
10 books (xii, 353 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm), 1 discussion folder
Isbn
9780743289689
Lccn
2006049762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
For use by CCRLS libraries only. Not available for inter-library loan.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Infidel, [book discussion kit], Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Edition of book used: New York : Free Press, 2007
  • Section title devised by cataloger
  • Tote bag containing ten copies of the title
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My Childhood. Bloodlines -- Under the Talal tree -- Playing tag in Allah's Palace -- Weeping orphans and widowed wives -- Secret rendezvous, sex, and the scent of Sukumawiki -- Doubt and defiance -- Disillusion and deceit -- Refugees -- Abeh. -- My Freedom. Running away -- A trial by the Elders -- Haweya -- Leiden -- Leaving God -- Threats -- Politics -- The murder of Theo -- The letter of the law
Control code
local
Dimensions
in container.
Extent
10 books (xii, 353 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm), 1 discussion folder
Isbn
9780743289689
Lccn
2006049762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
For use by CCRLS libraries only. Not available for inter-library loan.
Specific material designation
regular print

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