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No One Takes My Children

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No One Takes My Children by Donya Al-nahi
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No One Takes My Children is the dramatic and inspiring story of how one woman's courage in the face of overwhelming odds brought about the reunion of her shattered family. A chance meeting in London drew Scottish-born Donya al Nahi's attention to the plight of Muslim women whose husbands, disenchanted with the liberal values of the West, abduct their children and escape to their homeland. Enraged by this appalling severing of the mother-child relationship, Donya began a career as a professional child rescuer. Then the unthinkable happened. Donya's own husband snatched their daughter and youngest son, and fled to Iraq. Donya followed immediately, borrowing what funds she could to hunt for her family. When all leads came to nothing, she hired a private detective - but this proved fruitless also, and Donya's hopes of ever retrieving her children began to fade. But with the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime came news that her husband had brought their children back to his home town of Najaf. Donya knew she had no choice but to follow - and this time nothing would stand in her way. 'I was in a daze. How do you feel when the person you trust, who you believe to be a good person, who supports you when you're helping other mothers in that same situation, turns around and steals your kids? How would you feel? Distraught is not even close. In the space of an hour, my whole world had caved in.'
Release date NZ
August 31st, 2005
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
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