Thomas Rueb

Thomas Rueb (b. 1986) works as a reporter for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. In 2017, he won the Tegel Readers’ Award, the most prestigious prize in Dutch journalism.

Laura H.

Laura H.

The Caliphate Girl from Zoetermeer

(Cossee, 2018, 508 pages)

In the summer of 2016, near to IS’s self-proclaimed caliphate in Iraq, a young Dutch woman was found running through the desert, two small children in her arms. Her name was Laura, she was twenty years old and had escaped after a year’s captivity. She was crying. She wanted to go home.

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