Two Sisters

Two Sisters

The riveting true story of two sisters’ journey to the Islamic State and the father who tries to bring them home

Two Sisters, by the international bestselling author Åsne Seierstad, tells the unforgettable story of a family divided by faith. Sadiq and Sara, Somali immigrants raising a family in Norway, one day discover that their teenage daughters, Leila and Ayan, have vanished—and are en route to Syria to aid the Islamic State. Seierstad’s riveting account… (more)

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It is, instead, an unfolding human drama whose characters are compelling – from the strong-willed young women and desperate parents at the story’s heart to the shifting cast that surrounds them – womanising fundamentalists, well-meaning but clueless Norwegian teachers, the loyal Syrian smuggler with close ties to al-Qaida.

The result is fascinating, disturbing and sometimes as page-turning as the best kind of airport blockbuster.

As well as invading states, individual Sunnis, Shias, fascists and leftists have arrived from around the globe. Less and less space is left for Syrians themselves.

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 03, 2018)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English

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