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Issue Details: First known date: 2021... 2021 A Father’s Plea
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'The heartbreaking true story of an unwilling ‘Bride of Isis’, and her father’s relentless fight to bring his daughter and grandchildren home to Australia.

'When Mariam married her childhood sweetheart in a fairytale Sydney wedding, her father Kamalle dreamed of a beautiful future for his family. When the young couple and their baby daughter went on an overseas holiday, he couldn’t have been happier. But a dark secret was lurking on the horizon. They would not be coming home.

'Mariam disappeared. Seventeen months later, Kamalle was informed by the Australian government that his daughter had been forced at gunpoint, by her husband, across the border into Syria and into the clutches of ISIS. When her husband was killed, Mariam was forced to marry another ISIS fighter, with whom she had another child. And then another; she was trapped. But since the defeat of ISIS, instead of being brought home, Mariam and her three young children have been classed as ‘foreign fighters’, forced to languish in refugee camps while their home country refuses to repatriate them.

'Kamalle has been working with international agency Save the Children for five years trying to bring home his daughter and grandkids, who have been abandoned with 20 other Australian adults and 47 children. Interacting with law enforcement and government agencies in Australia, he was told that keeping quiet would be in their best interests. That has achieved nothing. Now he tells his story.'(Publication summary)

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    • Mulgrave, Ashwood - Mulgrave area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Affirm Press , 2021 .
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      Extent: 288p.
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      • Publication date: 25 May 2021
      ISBN: 9781922419835
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