Listing books by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
|Full title||Infidel: My Life [permalink]|
|Original title||Mijn Vrijheid|
|Author||Ayaan Hirsi Ali (author)|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|Categories||Autobiography and religion|
|Original publication year||2006|
|ISBN||978-1-4165-2624-7 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
The first part of the book is all about Ayaan's upbringing in Somalia (and her later emigrations elsewhere), while the latter part is about her career in the Netherlands and beyond.
Ayaan describes her life in such vivid detail that it's impossible not to be drawn in by her writing. I found the first part of the book, if not boring, then at least not gripping, but by the latter part of the book, I was totally absorbed. She writes with intelligence and wit, and hers is a most amazing story. Highly recommended reading.
Part I: My Childhood
Part II: My Freedom