Les Proies by Annick Cojean, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. In , Annick Cojean, senior reporter at Le Monde and special correspondent for Tripoli, wrote a shock article, titled. Gaddafi s sexual slave, which told the. Annick Cojean’s “Gaddafi’s Harem” is just such a book. Its original French title is ” Les proies”, or ‘The prey’. In the case of Muammar Gaddafi.

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

Most Recent Photo Essay. The language of migrants Being a stranger in a second language. Subscribe to our newsletter. Numerous other nations have acquired translation rights, and the book is rapidly gaining visibility — the book is already a bestseller in the Arab world.

aannick This, and all the other evidence that Cojean has gathered with remarkable courage and presented with palpable indignation, means her book is both ;roies harrowing and an alarming read. Jesus, born a Jew, spent his days in the region now known as Israel.

Khalifa Haftar’s role in the Libyan civil war The fight against political Islam The French journalist and prize-winning author also recorded a conversation with two women from what was known as Gaddafi’s “Amazonian Guard” and a report by the former head of the education authority which reveals how he and his men scrupulously exploited their influence within institutions such as schools, universities, film, shows and theatre to supply Gaddafi with women.

Newest Most Read Most Comments. In the course of her research she happened to meet a young woman, named Soraya in the book, who divulged a terrible story — a story that leads back to the Libya under Muammar al-Gaddafi. However they may appear in their early stages, Arab civil wars are wars between kinsfolk.

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The experiences of Soraya, initially childlike and completely overwhelmed, then deeply traumatized, are retold by Cojean so sensitively and with such attention to detail that one perceives them in a way that extracts them from Soraya’s experience — and registers them as pure horror. She was detained here for three years, during which time she was repeatedly raped, abused and humiliated by Gaddafi. Christians believe that he was crucified at Golgotha outside Jerusalem — only to rise from the dead three days later.


After this, they were unable to return to their families — a single woman still has no place in Libyan society.

Civil wars in the Middle East The Arab issue of kith and kin Cojean, a reporter with “Le Monde”, travelled to Tripoli in October to explore the role of women in the revolution and discover how their situation was developing in post-revolutionary Libya.

In submitting this comment, the reader accepts the following terms and conditions: With her book “Gaddafi’s Harem”, Annick Cojean partly achieves something that will no longer take place institutionally: But although a rally such as this is a display of determination and guts, Soraya and many women who have suffered a similar fate must still deal with the consequences: Two governments, one in the west and one in the east, are fighting for supremacy.

Both revolutions it seems were doomed to failure, with those involved forced to endure a long and Soraya was barely 15 years old when she was kidnapped by Gaddafi’s henchmen and locked up in the cellars of the notorious military base and compound at Bab al-Azizia, together with other girls and women.

Cojean, aghast, documented Soraya’s experiences. Soraya did not choose this path.

It publicises Gaddafi’s crimes thereby giving victims a voice — at last. This is because there was and is a annico of fearful silence in Libyan society, which bolsters Soraya’s isolation and helplessness to this day.

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Its original French title is “Les proies”, or ‘The prey’. Egypt acquits 43 NGO workers on illegal funding charges.

They too are direct victims of the monstrous nexus of power, sexuality and violence practiced by Gaddafi. Female Activists in Libya: But, as Behnam T. During this entire period, every day of her life was overshadowed by despotism, violence and fear. He was born in Bethlehem and lived by the Sea of Galilee. When we think about terrorism in the Arab world today, the first name that springs to mind is IS, not al-Qaida.

In the footsteps of Jesus Jesus, born a Jew, spent his days in the region now known as Israel. Pumped up with lust for power, a drive later boosted by Viagra, the Libyan dictator abused numerous women and men every day. The decline of Islamic scientific thought Don’t blame it on al-Ghazali. She summarises a report by someone employed within the dictator’s inner circle, which like numerous other testimonials reveals to what unimaginable extent Gaddafi was obsessed with power and sexuality and, in view of his poor Bedouin background, how he channelled his hatred of all those born into privilege into a system that subjugated their wives; with gifts, and if necessary also with force.

This is why Cojean’s shocking report must be taken seriously: Gaddafi’s death prevented any legal processing of the crimes he perpetrated. Prey for a terrible but at the same time celebrated leader who deployed sexuality to an unimaginable extent as a way of exercising power during his entire rule, abusing and raping countless women.