The Resource Worlds apart : a Muslim girl in the SAS, Azi Ahmad

Worlds apart : a Muslim girl in the SAS, Azi Ahmad

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Worlds apart : a Muslim girl in the SAS
Title
Worlds apart
Title remainder
a Muslim girl in the SAS
Statement of responsibility
Azi Ahmad
Title variation
Muslim girl in the SAS
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Language
eng
Summary
"Azi Ahmed was born and raised within a close-knit Muslim community in Manchester. By the age of twelve, Azi Ahmed had been fully trained in all the skills her mother thought necessary to become the perfect housewife: knitting, sewing and sitting pretty. Little did she know that a rather different sort of training lay in her future. Upon her acceptance to Central Saint Martins in London, she moved away from her family and embarked on a career that would eventually see her running her own internet marketing company. With no military experience, physically slight and, before entering Chelsea Barracks, socially isolated, Azi suddenly finds herself in selection training with eleven other girls and 200 men, all hoping to become part of the British Army’s most elite fighting force – the SAS. She soon realises the physical challenge is the least of her worries. Deep-rooted ethnic and gender prejudices abound and Azi is faced with trying to defend her religion and culture within a regimented and hostile environment, a situation that is not helped by the events of 9/11. While Azi deals with non-halal ration packs, squaddie drinking culture and the most rigorous tests of mental and physical strength, her parents, completely unaware of her double life, are still trying to find her a suitable boy to marry. After leaving the army, Azi went on to work for the Ministry of Defence on campaigns for British soldiers in Afghanistan and in her spare time volunteers as a governor at a special needs’ school and at a charity organisation for the homeless. She was selected as the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Rochdale in the 2015 general election and seeks to apply her life experiences to a career in politics"--Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AP
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Worlds apart : a Muslim girl in the SAS, Azi Ahmad
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Worlds apart : a Muslim girl in the SAS, Azi Ahmad
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rdacarrier
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Content type MARC source
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Control code
16024394
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23 cm.
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Extent
xvii, 317 pages
Isbn
9781849547796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3752748
  • (eLGAR).b30049891
  • (OCoLC)918373989
  • (Nz)16024394

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