When the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed in October , no one was in any doubt about the horrors he had. Gaddafi’s Harem has ratings and reviews. Kaveh said: هر تصوری This is not an easy book to read, but it is a book that needs to be read nonetheless. Best books like Gaddafi’s Harem: The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya: #1 Shamed: The Honour Killing That Shocked Britain – by th.

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In this shocking book, Annick Cojean gives these women a voice That would be too dangerous; they had already made her suffer enough.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I lived in Libya when Ghaddafi took over the gdadafi and I absolutely thought he was going to be good for the country. Gaddafi used sex to control and thumb his nose at Libyans.

Books like Gaddafi’s Harem: The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya

Those girls should just disappear or emigrate, wrapped in a veil, their grief bundled up inside a bag. Gqddafi is quite interesting to see how religion and culture can even shape people’s reactions to these types of atrocities; blaming the women and feeling that a sense of shame is reflected upon the family, instead of on the abusers.


These women bbook risked unbelievable things: The man was Muammar Gaddafi, the dictator of Libya who had seized power 35 years before. It was at that same time that I first met Soraya.

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So for her to state that one of the girls was sent there from Libya to terminate a pregnancy was very foolish. Soraya’s story is the first of many that are starting to emerge. The first third of the book is the experience of Soyara.

Get to Know Us. But then Soraya arrived. She had no idea that the pat on the head, seemingly so paternal, actually signified something far more sinister.

There is undoubtedly no criminal court that will one day bring her justice. The shocking true story of Gaddafi’s secret sex haren. After I read Soroya’s story and the other women like her? About the first half of the book and in my opinion the most engrossing is a firsthand account of one of Gaddafi’s “girls.

Vivid in description and powerfully written.

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He squeezed her palm and then her shoulder, before gently patting her head. He had his regime sponsor beauty pageants and shopping trips for young girls. Other than Kipling tales and Hollywood stereotypes, my first glimmer of understanding came from Sir Richard Burton and his adventures in going undercover to really experience Arab culture first-hand.


Gaddafi soon found out about her lie – Soraya had been haeem having a swim – and he viciously beat her and spat on her before raping her. Our paths crossed the morning of October Was it a revolution they had wanted, initiated, hraem

Oct 21, Evan rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 06, Nasim. It makes me sad for mankind.

It is not an amazing book. See all 83 reviews. To be captured and put on trial, to be judged by an international court. While in Tripoli, she was approached by a young woman who, at gwddafi risk to herself, told Cojean her story. I was enthralled by the incredible courage of those fighting to overthrow the tyrant who had ruled for forty-two years, but also genuinely intrigued by the complete absence of women in the films, photographs, and reports that had recently appeared.

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