Paperback Two sisters : a father, his daughter and their journey into the Syrian Jihad / Åsne Seierstad.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: London : Virago,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780349009063 (pbk.) :
Translated from the Norwegian.
This translation originally published: 2018.
One morning in October 2013, 19-year-old Ayan Juma and her 16-year-old sister Leila left their family home in Oslo. Later that day they sent an email to their parents saying how they had decided to travel to Syria. They'd been planning for months. By the time their desperate father Sadiq tracks them to Turkey, they have already crossed the border. But Sadiq is determined to find them. What follows is the gripping, heartbreaking story of a family ripped apart. While Sadiq risks his own life to bring his daughters back, at home his wife Sara begins to question their life in Norway. How could her children have been radicalised without her knowledge? How can she protect her two younger sons from the same fate. The author - with the complete support of the Juma family - followed the story from the beginning, through its many dramatic twists and turns.
455 pages ; 20 cm