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The Daughters of Kobani by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The Daughters of Kobani

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The Daughters of Kobani by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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Feb 16, 2021 | ISBN 9780525560685

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“A fascinating portrait of Kurdish female fighters and their role in the Syrian civil war and the fight against the Islamic State. . . . Riveting. . . . [Lemmon] unravels the complex history of the region with skill. This deeply reported account enthralls and informs.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Daughters of Kobani is proof of the power of women to shape their future and the power of girls to create the world in which they want to live. The brave example these women have set against the longest odds should inspire us all.”—Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and author of Brave, Not Perfect

“A well-told story of contemporary female warriors and the complex geopolitical realities behind their battles.” Kirkus Reviews

The Daughters of Kobani is an unforgettable and nearly mythic tale of women’s power and courage. The young women profiled in this book fought a fearsome war against brutal men in impossible circumstances—and proved in the process what girls and women can accomplish when given the chance to lead. Brilliantly researched and respectfully reported, this book is a lesson in heroism, sacrifice, and the real meaning of sisterhood. I am so grateful that this story has been told.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love
 
“One of America’s premier storytellers has risked her life to research perhaps the most important subject of our times: the empowerment of women and the establishment of a truly egalitarian society. Documenting the extraordinary struggles of a small group of women battling ISIS, Lemmon has showed us unequivocally what female leadership can do for a society. It is breathtaking to behold.”—Sebastian Junger, author of Tribe
 
“Absolutely fascinating and brilliantly written, The Daughters of Kobani is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand both the nobility and the brutality of war. This is one of the most compelling stories in modern warfare.”—Admiral William H. McRaven, author of Make Your Bed
 
“This book is the extraordinary and humbling story of the women leading the fight against ISIS.”—Angelina Jolie, actor, director, and activist
 
The Daughters of Kobani is real-time history told with rigor and heart. Marrying two important narratives—the United States’s entry into the Syrian conflict from the air and the lived experience of Syrians fighting ISIS on the ground—it is a remarkable contribution.”—Hassan Hassan, co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror
 
“This passionate and incisive book takes us into the radically brave hearts of the women who fought ISIS. The Daughters of Kobani is a gift to the women of the Middle East and to us, inscribing their sacrifice onto the history of a war no one will soon forget.”—Azadeh Moaveni, author of Guest House for Young Widows
 
“Moving and inspiring, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s The Daughters of Kobani vividly recounts the astonishing story of the all-women’s army that fought and died to stop ISIS. These are fiercely brave women whose courage is unforgettable.”—David Ignatius, columnist for The Washington Post and author of The Paladin
 
The Daughters of Kobani offers a courageously reported, must-read account of a group of women fighters who risked everything to defeat ISIS and take their future into their own hands. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon has written an invaluable book for those seeking to understand the direction of twenty-first century conflict.”—August Cole, co-author of Burn-In

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