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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The bravery of this young woman and the savagery and cowardice of her countrymen is painful to read, I can only imagine what she herself must feel. When she came round she saw that Gaddafi was back at his desk, working. Deeply disturbing book and utterly shocking, especially for harfm fact that such a public figure can get away with such horrendous crimes for forty odd years.

It is something unbelievable, May be it categorized under a science-fiction book rather than being a political book which tell real stories! She had no words for it, was unable to explain it.

French journalist Annick Cojean met some girls who according to her lived in the palace of the Libyan dictator as sex-slaves. She is eloquent, has an excellent memory, and cannot bear the thought of a conspiracy of silence.

Sep 06, Nasim. Cojean was shocked and overwhelmed by the account, and she followed up on it by i Respected French journalist, Annick Cojean, was in Hareem shortly after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. He even raped the woman and daughters of his generals. Even if you didnt like him or his politics, you must know that the way Gaddafi is portraited – as a drug and sex addicted rapist – have absolutely no touch with reality and no references at all in his other biographies, including those texts produced by people which didnt praise and even rivalized with him.

Gaddafi was a brutal and violent man who was completely obsessed with sex. Soraya harej her astonishing story of a joyful little bok thrown into the claws of an ogre.


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Run away and avoid this, because watching Reality shows give you more culture than this Manual of “how make your enemy looks inhuman” which maybe have made a impact in Century XIX but is almost infantile on the Age of internet.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Soraya, who moves quick as lightning from laughter to tears, from exuberance to despondency, from cuddly affection to the hostility of the wounded.

There was a horrible stability there, free from social opprobrium. She gaddari of hareem. I will be interested in the reaction of Libyans. His maniacal demands took away the souls of so many people he systematically targeted and debased. I learned that fathers and husbands would keep their daughters and wives confined in order to keep them away from the eyes and lust of the Guide. Soraya was bathed, made-up, and delivered to Gaddafi’s bedroom.

Gaddafi used sex to control and thumb his nose at Libyans.

Gaddafi’s Harem: The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya by Annick Cojean

For example, I know for a fact that abortion is illegal and not practiced in Malta to this date. Did the revolution make her appraise the disaster of her life thus far?

Here is your daughter coming to your home with bruises and blood all over her clothes and you are worried about the honour of your sons? He looked her up and down and barked to one of the women: Now terrified, the girl was taken away and undressed. In private, they were confined to basement apartments, on hand for the depraved and violent impulses of one of the twentieth century’s most malevolent dictators.

View all 4 comments. But no one wants to hear about the hundreds hareem young girls whom he enslaved and raped. This is the case of the women in Gaddafi’s Harem. One of those victims whose dishonor and humiliation reflect on the whole family and the entire nation. It’s a disturbing and shocking book, but one that needs to be read. Jan 27, Annisa rated it liked it Shelves: With all of the strength a jarem girl could muster, Soraya energetically refused this.


Soraya and her dark eyes, her sullen mouth, and her big resounding laugh. Gaudy vehicles kept on crossing the city, discharging rebels from hoods, roofs, and car doors, flags blowing in the wind. Write a customer review.

I read gaddsfi newspaper article first and when she wrote the book I was interested in a glimpse into the real life of this dictator. It absolutely needs to be put on the fictional shelf, but still would be a poor read. Her book, Gaddafi’s Harem, takes Soraya as its starting point to recount the fates of so many other women.

When I think ggaddafi the affronts perpetrated on so many young people, soldiers included, I feel nothing but disgust!

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She gacdafi chosen to present him with flowers. I found out that, born into a family of extremely poor Bedouins, Gaddafi was a tyrant who ruled through sex, obsessed with the idea of one day possessing the wives or daughters of the rich and powerful, of his ministers and generals, of chiefs of state and monarchs.

It was a brilliant day in Tripoli, a city on edge. See all 3 questions about Gaddafi’s Harem…. It is quite interesting to see how religion and culture can even shape peop This is not an easy book to read, but it is a book that needs to be read nonetheless.

Gaddafi selected women he desired from all parts of society, from the wives of visiting foreign dignitaries, to year-old schoolgirls. Rape subjugates women – and at the same time subjugates the men who are close to them, such as their husbands and fathers.

Want to Read Currently Gaddfai Read. First, there is Soraya. On very rare occasions she was allowed to make contact with her family, but it soon became apparent that they were ashamed of what had happened to her.