What Comes with the Dust A Novel By Gharbi M. Mustafa
Like The Kite Runner and The Swallows of Kabul for the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, this moving, slim, profound novel illuminates the plight of those living under the Islamic State as well as the spirit of the Yazidi people.

Today is Nazo's wedding. Today she will set herself on fire.

Nazo Heydo has drenched herself in kerosene and is ready to light the match in order avoid marrying the Syrian elder who bought her from Islamic State officials. Her forced marriage is just the latest horror in a journey that began when ISIS fighters surrounded her peaceful village, demanding spoils and the Yazidis' conversion to Islam. Rebuffed, they took away her father, brothers, and the love of her life in their pickup trucks with the other village men. The women and children they enslaved and separated, transporting the younger women to be trafficked as sex slaves or sold. Only Nazo's wits and daring have saved her from further abuse or death, yet each escape leads to some other horror. Meanwhile, in a parallel narrative, Soz, another young Yazidi, flees her family's farm when she sees the black-flagged pickups approach. She manages to reach Mount Sinjar, where she joins the Yazidi fighters who have allied with the Kurdish Peshmerga. Her journey will lead back to her homeland to do battle against the black flag of ISIS.
TitleWhat Comes with the Dust
SubtitleA Novel
AuthorBy Gharbi M. Mustafa
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintArcade Publishing
Published5 June 2018
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.

About the author

Gharbi M. Mustafa is a native of Kurdistan and a professor of English at the University of Dohuk. He has personally interviewed Yazidi women who have escaped ISIS, and his novel is based on details of their ordeals as well as his familiarity with Yazidi culture and lore. He is also the author of the self-published, English-language novel When Mountains Weep, based on his own experience growing up in Iraqi Kurdistan under the regime of Saddam Hussein. He lives in Dohuk.

ISBNs: 9781628729474 978-1-62872-947-4 Title: what comes with the dust category:FIC ISBNs: 9781628729498 978-1-62872-949-8 Title: what comes with the dust category:FIC 
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