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The one-word title of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's new book describes not only her recent emigration to the United States, but also her entire life. Somalia-born, she was only eight when her radical politician father uprooted the family, relocating it to Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, and then to Kenya. In 1992, Ali, now a feminist activist, received political asylum in the Netherlands, where she became not only a member of the Dutch parliament, but also the center of an unprecedented firestorm about the mistreatment of Islamic women. Infidel, her first memoir, describes all these events. Nomad, her second, continues her story, tracking her as she receives numerous threats, goes into hiding, indirectly causes a major Dutch cabinet shakeup, and settles in the United States. Ali's personal experiences at the front lines of the clash of civilizations is truly unforgettable.