In her powerful memoir, I Was Told To Come Alone, Washington Post reporter Souad Mekhennet takes readers on a remarkable journey beyond the ominous headlines about terrorism, putting a human face on it. As a Muslim woman who was born and educated in Germany, Mekhennet has had to balance both sides of her upbringing—Muslim and Western. This background has given her unique access to some of the world’s most wanted men and an unparalleled understanding of both cultures.
I Was Told To Come Alone is a brave attempt to understand two cultures that too often misunderstand each other. Now more timely than ever, this is a book you won’t soon forget.
Take a look at what the critics are saying:
‘An enthralling and sometimes shocking blend of reportage and memoir from the centers of jihadi networks in the Middle East and North Africa’ New Yorker
‘One could hardly imagine a more suited writer . . . a brave, resourceful, canny and tireless reporter’ Washington Post
‘Needed now more than ever’ The Christian Science Monitor
‘A remarkable record of a Muslim woman struggling to understand those who kill in the name of her religion, and to explain their actions to the uncomprehending Western world to which she belongs’ The Economist
‘This brave reporter has done much to foster mutual understanding and promote empathy in a world sorely in need of both qualities’ New Internationalist
‘A reminder of just how much meticulously investigated and reported truths matter’ Guardian, Books of the Year
‘A complex portrait of identity, conflict and ideology’ Paste Magazine
I Was Told To Come Alone is now available in paperback. Order your copy today!