The restless enigma of Ayaan Hirsi, Book review by Betty Caplan, The East African (August 23, 2010). Caplan reviews Somali forced-marriage victim Ayaan Ali Hirsi’s new book entitled Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations.  To escape her own forced marriage, Hirsi fled to The Netherlands, where she ultimately achieved the honour of becoming an MP. Hirshi also authored the best-selling book, Infidel.