The Viking's Kurdish Love: A True Story of Zoroastrians' Fight for Survival, Part I: 988-1003

The Viking's Kurdish Love: A True Story of Zoroastrians' Fight for Survival, Part I: 988-1003

by Dr Widad Akreyi

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The Viking's Kurdish Love: A True Story of Zoroastrians' Fight for Survival, Part I: 988-1003 by Dr Widad Akreyi

Born in Birka, a Viking trading center built on an island west of today's Stockholm, Sweden, Ivar is a 16-year-old boy who has hopes for thefirst time of finding happiness with a slave-girl from Mercia. However, his high hopes end in year 988 when his Dad, Halvdan, sends her to the slave markets in the east and forces him to accompany him on new raids. It proves to be a life-altering journeythat changes them forever.

Two years later, Halvdan joins the Varangian guard in Constantinople, yearning to find a better life. Unfortunate chain of events brings Ivar to Upper Mesopotamia in 997. When he arrives in Miafarqin, searching for his Dad, he falls in love with Vesta, an attractive Kurdish, Zoroastrian doctor, and she in turn falls in love with him. They decide to bind their fates in a time when a ruthless invasion and a large-scale, lamentable migration into Kurdland are still ongoing, and when the Kurds vow to fight for their freedom, determined to win a persistent battle for survival. As the new normal begins to emerge, the bloodthirsty invaders are breathing fear and tyranny into Vesta's society. A vicious attack occurs in her house - Vesta and her children are destined to face the intruders alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788299931816
Publisher: NovoReads
Publication date: 09/11/2016
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Dr. Widad Akreyi is a prominent humanitarian and human rights activist. A winner of several awards, the renowned champion of justice and gender equality has become a global voice for the voiceless, first and foremost the women and girls abducted, sold and enslaved in the Middle East. Originally from Kurdistan, Widad now lives in the West and holds a Master's degree in genetics and a PhD in global health and epidemiology. With an interest in exploring different cultures, she wrote The Viking's Kurdish Love in the late 1990s, peeling back some of the layers of an ancient era that is of particular relevance to the world we live in today. Ask her about it! You can visit her at www.widad.org

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