In Nomad, Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells of coming to America to build a new life, an ocean away from the death threats from European Islamists.
A portrait of the strife she witnessed and the inner conflict she suffered, Nomad is the story of Hirsi Ali's physical journey to freedom. More crucial, it is the story of her emotional journey to freedom - her transition from a restrictive tribal mind-set to a life as a free and equal citizen in an open society.
Nomad is also a moving portrait of a family torn apart by the clash of civilizations, as well as a touching, uplifting, often funny account of one woman's discoveries of America today. Fearing that we are repeating the European mistake of underestimating radical Islam, Hirsi Ali conveys an urgent message and mission - to inform the West of the extent of the threat of Islam. Widely praised as a rousing celebration of free speech and democracy as well as a powerful memoir, Nomad is an important contribution to the history of ideas, and above all a call to action.
"For me, the three most beautiful words in the emerging language of secular resistance to tyranny are Ayaan Hirsi Ali" - Christopher Hitchens
"Hirsi Ali's voice and example are simply indispensable. There is no one like her - and we need thousands like her." - Sam Harris
"This is a bold and passionately written book which should be essential reading for any politician who has to deal with the closely related problems of Islamism and immigration." - Evening Standard (London)