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Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Narrated By: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: May 2010

Duration: 11 hours 44 minutes


Ayaan Hirsi Ali captured the world’s attention with Infidel, the critically acclaimed, eye-opening memoir of her Muslim childhood in Africa and Saudi Arabia and her eventual escape to the Netherlands to avoid a forced marriage. After a Dutch film director with whom she made a documentary about the mistreatment of Muslim women was murdered by a radical Islamist, death threats forced Hirsi Ali into hiding, ultimately leading her to move to a more secure life in the United States working with a political think tank.


Nomad is the story of everything that happened after Hirsi Ali left Holland and moved to America in a brave bid to start an entirely new life. In it she recounts her renewed contact with her family after her father’s death, and her attempts to live her newly adopted principles in the face of continued attempts by Islamists to stifle her free speech. Through vivid anecdotes and observations of people, cultures, and political debacles, she weaves together her recent personal story with the stories of other women and men she encounters. With a deep understanding of the situation of Muslim women in the world today and her singular, unwavering courage, Hirsi Ali offers her always notable, often controversial analysis of Islam from her new vantage in America.


  • Anonymous

    I was moved and inspired by Ayaan Hirsi Ali's courageous actions and thinking. She has been able to evaluate, in a very nuanced fashion, some of the major challenges facing our diverse world. I think this is a very important personal account I wish would be read widely.

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  • Bob

    I was totally fascinated by this story. I've listened to her other books. She is very smart and has great insights to issues that we, who have grown up in America, really don't have the necessary insights to the environment she has come from.

  • David Linton

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali is everything that I hope my two girls grow up to become: courageous, compassionate, intelligent, honest, open-minded, skeptical, and above all, brave. I've read Nomad and was inspired, educated and awe-struck. Please read this book and celebrate this woman as a modern-day heroine for all humanity.

  • Basim Ayoub

    Who's like Ayaan ?! I am a big fan I am basically Christian but not religious and found myself in great awe reading ALL her books !! She is like Richard Dawkins said a major hero of our times !!

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