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The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Mo...
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BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one woman, Masih Alinejad, an awe-inspiring journalist and activist from a small village in Iran, overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed and founded a major movement for women around the world with the simple removal of her hijab. It all started with a single photo, a bold statement on Masih´s Facebook page: a woman standing proudly, her face bare, her beautiful, curly hair blowing in the wind. Her crime: simply removing her veil, or hijab, which is compulsory for women in Iran. This is the photo that sparked a social-media liberation movement, ´My Stealthy Freedom´. Across Iran, women started posting pictures of their uncovered hair on Masih´s page in open defiance of the strict religious beliefs of their country (and often their families) while sharing their personal stories about this powerful mode of expression. With the creation of ´My Stealthy Freedom´ Masih has gained over one million supporters around the world and inspired Islamic women everywhere to take a stand for their basic human rights. She´s been covered by the media from Vogue to the Guardian, the New York Times and beyond. Last year she was the recipient of the Women´s Rights Award from the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. But behind the scenes of this movement, Masih has been fighting a painful personal battle. She is a divorcee - a sin equivalent to prostitution in Iranian culture. As a reporter, Masih has been actively speaking out against the government´s corrupt policies for more than a decade and has faced abuse and slander at every turn. In 2009 she went abroad during the Iranian presidential election with hopes of interviewing Barack Obama. Before the interview could take place, the elections were stolen, Masih´s newspaper was shut down, and thousands of Iranians were arrested. She was expelled from her own country 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Henning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002184/bk_twuk_002184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.08.2019
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The Mezze Cookbook
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The 140 home-cooking recipes in this book explore the regional diversity of Middle Eastern sharing dishes, from Lebanon and Iran to Turkey and Syria. Divided by style of dish, the book features both meat-based and vegetarian dishes, along with suggested mezze-style menus and a glossary of ingredients. From Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini and Smoked Paprika to Pistachio and Pomegranate Cakes, The Middle Eastern Mezze Cookbook is packed with both traditional and modern takes on this age-old way to share food.

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Stand: 06.09.2019
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Nexus of Global Jihad
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Leading jihadist groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State dominate through cooperation in the form of knowledge sharing, resource sharing, joint training exercises, and operational collaboration. They build alliances and lesser partnerships with other formal and informal terrorist actors to recruit foreign fighters and spread their message worldwide, raising the aggregate threat level for their declared enemies. Whether they consist of friends or foes, whether they are connected locally or online, these networks create a wellspring of support for jihadist organizations that may fluctuate in strength or change in character but never runs dry. Nexus of Global Jihad identifies types of terrorist actors, the nature of their partnerships, and the environments in which they prosper to explain global jihadist terrorism´s ongoing success and resilience. Nexus of Global Jihad brings to light an emerging style of ´´networked cooperation´´ that works alongside interorganizational terrorist cooperation to establish bonds of varying depth and endurance. Case studies use recently declassified materials to illuminate al-Qaeda´s dealings from Iran to the Arabian Peninsula and the informal actors that power the Sharia4 movement.

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Stand: 06.09.2019
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The Wind in My Hair
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´A must-read for anyone who cares about women´s equality´ Sheryl Sandberg ´A flame-thrower for the rights of women who live under the thumb of repression and injustice´ Tina Brown BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one woman, Masih Alinejad, an awe-inspiring journalist and activist from a small village in Iran, overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed and founded a major movement for women around the world with the simple removal of her hijab. It all started with a single photo, a bold statement on Masih´s Facebook page: a woman standing proudly, her face bare, her beautiful, curly hair blowing in the wind. Her crime: simply removing her veil, or hijab, which is compulsory for women in Iran. This is the photo that sparked a social-media liberation movement, ´My Stealthy Freedom´. Across Iran, women started posting pictures of their uncovered hair on Masih´s page in open defiance of the strict religious beliefs of their country (and often, their families) while sharing their personal stories about this powerful mode of expression. With the creation of ´My Stealthy Freedom´ Masih has gained over one million supporters around the world, and inspired Islamic women everywhere to take a stand for their basic human rights. She´s been covered by the media from Vogue, to the Guardian, the New York Times and beyond. Last year she was the recipient of the Women´s Rights Award from the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. But behind the scenes of this movement, Masih has been fighting a painful personal battle. She is a divorcee -- a sin equivalent to prostitution in Iranian culture. As a reporter, Masih has been actively speaking out against the government´s corrupt policies for more than a decade, and has faced abuse and slander at every turn. In 2009 she went abroad during the Iranian presidential election with hopes of interviewing Barack Obama. Before the interview could take place, the elections were stolen, Masih´s newspaper was shut down, and thousands of Iranians were arrested. She was expelled from her own country, and separated from her only son. Although she eventually was able to take her son abroad, she has not returned to Iran or seen her family in years. To this day, Masih has faith that one day she will be reunited with her homeland. A defiant, inspiring voice for women´s rights, Masih Alinejad speaks for women everywhere. ´Intriguing and inspiring . . . her voice is so important to the Iranian people´s struggles for freedom and democracy´ Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

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Stand: 15.09.2019
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Hunting LeRoux: The Inside Story of the DEA Tak...
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With an introduction by four-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker Michael Mann. The story of Paul LeRoux, the twisted genius entrepreneur and cold-blooded killer who brought revolutionary innovation to international crime, and the exclusive inside story of how the DEA’s elite, secretive 960 Group brought him down. Paul LeRoux was born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa. After a first career as a pioneering cybersecurity entrepreneur, he plunged into the dark side, using his extraordinary talents to develop a disruptive new business model for transnational organized crime. Along the way, he created a mercenary force of ex-US and NATO sharpshooters to carry out contract murders for his own pleasure and profit. The criminal empire he built was Cartel 4.0, utilizing the gig economy and the tools of the digital age: encrypted mobile devices, cloud sharing, and novel money-laundering techniques. LeRoux’s businesses, cyber-linked by his own dark worldwide web, stretched from Southeast Asia across the Middle East and Africa to Brazil; they generated hundreds of millions of dollars in sales of arms, drugs, chemicals, bombs, missile technology, and murder. He dealt with rogue nations - Iran and North Korea - as well as the Chinese Triads, Somali pirates, Serb mafia, outlaw bikers, militants, corrupt African and Asian officials, and coup-plotters. Initially, LeRoux appeared as a ghost image on law enforcement and intelligence radar, an inexplicable presence in the middle of a variety of criminal endeavors. He was Netflix to Blockbuster, Spotify to Tower Records. A bold disruptor, his methods brought international crime into the age of innovation, making his operations barely detectable and LeRoux nearly invisible. But he gained the attention of a small band of bold, unorthodox DEA agents, whose brief was tracking down drug- and arms-trafficking kingpins who contributed to war and global instability. The 960 Group, an element of the DEA’s 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008586/bk_harp_008586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.08.2019
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Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of an Ir...
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In the best-selling memoir Funny in Farsi, Firoozeh Dumas recounted her adventures growing up Iranian American in Southern California. Now she again mines her rich Persian heritage in Laughing Without an Accent, sharing stories both tender and humorous on being a citizen of the world, on her well-meaning family, and on amusing cultural conundrums, all told with insights into the universality of the human condition. (Hint: It may have to do with brushing and flossing daily.) With dry wit and a bold spirit, Dumas puts her own unique mark on the themes of family, community, and tradition. She braves the uncommon palate of her French-born husband and learns the nuances of having her book translated for Persian audiences. (The censors edit out all references to ham.) And along the way, she reconciles her beloved Iranian customs with her Western ideals. Explaining crossover cultural food fare, Dumas says, ´´The weirdest American culinary marriage is yams with melted marshmallows. I don´t know who thought of this Thanksgiving tradition, but I´m guessing a hyperactive, toothless three-year-old.´´ On Iranian wedding anniversaries: ´´It just initially seemed odd to celebrate the day that ´our families decided we should marry even though I had never met you, and frankly, it´s not working out so well.´´´ On trying to fit in with her American peers: ´´At the time, my father drove a Buick LeSabre, a fancy French word meaning ´OPEC thanks you.´´´ Dumas also documents her first year as a new mother, the familial chaos that ensues after she removes the television set from the house, the experience of taking 51 family members on a birthday cruise to Alaska, and a road trip to Iowa with an American once held hostage in Iran. Droll, moving, and relevant, Laughing Without an Accent shows how our differences can unite us - and provides indelible proof that Firoozeh Dumas is a humorist of the highest order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Firoozeh Dumas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000632/bk_adbl_000632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.08.2019
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