Escape from Iraq
|By||Latifa Ali and Richard Shears|
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||242 x 167 x 17 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Release Date||1 May 2009|
|Subject Classification||Biography: general / Autobiography: general|
The true story of Latifa Ali, raised in Australia as an Australian but betrayed by her mother, family and friends and kept as a prisoner in Iraq by her father.
In Iraq Latifa has no allies, as a Muslim woman she has no liberty, and she is unable to gain access to the Australian Consulate. In 2003 as the war on terror rages around her, Latifa is at war with her culture and customs. Imprisoned, abused and violated, her efforts to escape Iraq fail and her death looms closer. Working as a spy, consorting with the UN and racing for the border, Latifa knows that the only way to save her life is to keep her secret and make an escape. A harrowing story of independence and perseverance. Find out why Latifa still lives in fear for her life.
Latifa Ali came to Sydney as a five year old Kurdish refugee with her family. In 1997 she moved to Germany with her mother, brother and sister. After four years there, she moved again, this time to Iraq. In Iraq, Ali's passport was confiscated by her family. She lived, unhappily, with her father's family until she could arrange, with the assistance of the US military and the Australian embassy, to leave the country and return to Australia
Richard Shears has written 30 or so books encompassing fiction, true crime and general non-fiction. His recent non-fiction books include Bloodstain: the Vanishing of Peter Falconio and Wildlife Warrior: the Life of Steve Irwin. He has travelled the world as a journalist.