Azadeh Moaveni - Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS — in conversation with Haleh Esfandiari

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In this deeply reported account, Moaveni—author of Lipstick Jihad, co-author of Iran Awakening, and a Pulitzer finalist who has covered the Middle East for nearly two decades—tells the stories of thirteen of the thousands of women to have joined ISIS. Believing the caliphate’s promises of empowerment, these women ranged from Western-educated professionals to traditional housewives. Once in Raqqa, they worked to organize clinics and schools but, though their efforts were crucial to the movement, soon became trapped in a brutal society. Moaveni uses personal narratives to illuminate the larger issues of terrorism and failed cycles of peace in the Middle East. Moaveni will be in conversation with Haleh Esfandiari, author of My Prison, My Home.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780399179754
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Published: Random House - September 10th, 2019

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