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Gaddafi's Harem

The Story of A Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya
Cojean, Annick (Book - 2013)
Gaddafi's Harem
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Soraya was just fifteen, a schoolgirl in the coastal town of Sirte, when she was given the honor of presenting a bouquet of flowers to Colonel Gaddafi, "the Guide," on a visit he was making to her school the following week. This one meeting--a presentation of flowers, a pat on the head from Gaddafi--changed Soraya's life forever. Soon afterwards, she was summoned to Bab al-Azizia, Gaddafi's palatial compound near Tripoli, where she joined a number of young women who were violently abused, raped and degraded by Gaddafi. Heartwrenchingly tragic but ultimately redemptive, Soraya's story is the first one of many that are just now beginning to be heard. But sex and rape remain the highest taboo in Libya, and women like Soraya (whose identity is protected by a pseudonym here) risk being disowned or even killed by their dishonored family members. In "Gaddafi's Harem," an instant bestseller on publication in France, where it has already sold more than 100,000 copies in hardcover, "Le Monde" special correspondent Annick Cojean gives a voice to Soraya's story, and supplements her investigation into Gaddafi's abuses of power through interviews with people who knew Soraya, as well as with other women who were abused by Gaddafi.
Authors: Cojean, Annick
Uniform Title: Proies. English
Title: Gaddafi's harem
the story of a young woman and the abuses of power in Libya
Publisher: New York :, Grove Press,, [2013]
Characteristics: x, 294 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Part 1: SORAYA'S STORY. Childhood
Prisoner
Bab alAzizia
Ramada
Harem
Africa
Hicham
Escape
Paris
Cogwheels
Liberation
Part 2: THE INVESTIGATION: In Soraya's footsteps
"Libya," Khadija, Leila . . . and so many more
The Amazons
The predator
Master of the universe
Mansour Daw
Accomplices and providers
Mabrouka
A military weapon
Summary: Soraya was just fifteen, a schoolgirl in the coastal town of Sirte, when she was given the honor of presenting a bouquet of flowers to Colonel Gaddafi, "the Guide," on a visit he was making to her school the following week. This one meeting--a presentation of flowers, a pat on the head from Gaddafi--changed Soraya's life forever. Soon afterwards, she was summoned to Bab al-Azizia, Gaddafi's palatial compound near Tripoli, where she joined a number of young women who were violently abused, raped and degraded by Gaddafi. Heartwrenchingly tragic but ultimately redemptive, Soraya's story is the first one of many that are just now beginning to be heard. But sex and rape remain the highest taboo in Libya, and women like Soraya (whose identity is protected by a pseudonym here) risk being disowned or even killed by their dishonored family members. In "Gaddafi's Harem," an instant bestseller on publication in France, where it has already sold more than 100,000 copies in hardcover, "Le Monde" special correspondent Annick Cojean gives a voice to Soraya's story, and supplements her investigation into Gaddafi's abuses of power through interviews with people who knew Soraya, as well as with other women who were abused by Gaddafi.
Additional Contributors: De Jager, Marjolijn
ISBN: 0802121721
9780802121721
Statement of Responsibility: Annick Cojean ; translated from the French by Marjolijn de Jager
Subject Headings: Libya Politics and government 1969- Women Violence against Libya Dictatorship Libya Rape Libya Qaddafi, Muammar Relations with women
Topical Term: Women
Dictatorship
Rape
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