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"Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali -- A 5-star read!
Raised in a strict Muslim family, Hirsi Ali survived civil war in Somalia, female circumcision, brutal beatings, an adolescence as a devout believer, the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and life in four countries under dictatorships. She escaped from a forced marriage and sought asylum in the Netherlands, where she fought for the rights of Muslim women and the reform of Islam, earning her the enmity of reactionary Islamists and craven politicians.
This is now on my summer book list after my mom read sections of it to me on our family vacation. She seems like a truly amazing woman!
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An incredible true story about a very strong woman. I loved it.