This is one of the most powerfully-written books I have ever read. Harrowing, brutal, hopeful, graceful, redeeming and true, it tells a story of inhumanity and humanity that somehow feels deeply ancient and completely modern. It is beautiful, devastating and heroic - both a shout of defiance and a humbling call to prayer -- Elizabeth Gilbert
About the Author
Amanda Lindhout is the Founder and Executive Director of the Global Enrichment Foundation which raises money to help Somali women gain a university education, set up after her year-long incarceration by Islamic extremists in the country. She has been featured on featured on the pages of publications including ELLE, Canadian Living and The Globe and Mail and has appeared on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News and the BBC, describing her ordeal. Amanda divides her time between Alberta, Canada and Nairobi, Kenya.