Dunya Mikhail

The Beekeeper of Sinjar

Rescuing the Stolen women of Iraq


Until 2014, Abdullah Shrem made his living as a beekeeper, selling wild honey across the mountainous Iraqi region of Sinjar. But when ISIS began systematically terrorising local Yazidi communities, and selling young women into slavery, Abdullah turned his knowledge of the local terrain to a more dangerous use. Cooperating with a secret network of helpers, he smuggled women through the war-torn landscapes of Iraq, Syria and Eastern Turkey and back to safety, one by one.

In this powerful testament of courage in the face of terror, Dunya Mikhail tells the harrowing stories of these brave women and the man who refused to accept their fate. The Beekeeper of Sinjar is a profoundly moving account of ordinary people going to extraordinary lengths to save the lives of others.

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Dunya Mikhail worked as a journalist for the Baghdad Observer before she was forced to flee Iraq. Her poetry collection The War Works Hard was shortlisted for the Griffin Prize. Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea won the 2020 Arab American Book Award for poetry. Dunya Mikhail has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Knight foundation grant, a Kresge Fellowship and the United Nations Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing. She works as a special Lecturer of Arabic at Oakland University in Michigan.

Preis: CHF 16.50
Sprache: Englisch (aus dem Arabischen von Dunya Mikhail and Max Weiss)
Art: Taschenbuch
Erschienen: 2018
Verlag: Serpent's Tail
ISBN: 978-1-78816-129-9
Masse: 209 S.