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Trauma theory has much significance in the contemporary world where the modern man confronts fragmentation and frustration. Having enduring a tormented life the human self undergoes traumatic experiences. Life is a continuous struggle and it is part of every individual to face dangers and threats of dangers. Life writing, the reflections of real life, is the proper medium through which the exact state of mind of the writers is revealing. Nadia Murad, the Nobel laureate, is thrust into limelight with her penetrating analysis of the traumatized life of Yazidis in Iraq. The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and my Fight against the Islamic State is the truthful account of survival of Nadia who was captured and enslaved by ISIS in the second Iraqi Civil War. The paper seeks to analyse the trauma of violence and the dynamics of vulnerability effected largely by the dominant hegemony.

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PRASAJA V P. (2019). The Trauma of War: Representation of Violence and Vulnerability in Nadia Murad’s The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and my Fight against the Islamic State. Thematics Journal of Geography, 8(11), 149-155. Retrieved from