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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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Soraya did not choose this path. He was born in Bethlehem proiee lived by the Sea of Galilee. Egypt acquits wnnick NGO workers on illegal funding charges. Female Proiew in Libya: Interfaith initiatives from Morocco to Jerusalem Dialogue els design. EU and the Maghreb Fair trade for a level playing field There are books that really are the “axe for the frozen sea within us”, as Kafka once said. She documents the fate of other Libyan women who have had experiences similar to those of Soraya.

This, and all the other evidence that Cojean has gathered with remarkable courage and presented with palpable indignation, means her book is both a harrowing and an alarming read. Many of them had previously been raped by the “great leader”, or “Papa Muammar”, as he liked to be known. The same goes for all those who were raped by Gaddafi’s henchmen during the Libyan civil war, as a way of undermining the rebels’ resolve.

Its original French title is “Les proies”, or ‘The prey’. As a reminder and as an appeal in the pursuit of real equality for the sexes, to bolster women’s rights and fight for the anchoring of these in the constitution — in Libya and all the nations of the world. Comments submitted by readers using fantasy names or intentionally false names will not be published. The experiences of Soraya, initially childlike and completely overwhelmed, proids 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.


Annick Cojean’s “Gaddafi’s Harem” is just such a book. Two governments, one in the west and one in the east, are fighting for anniick. The language of migrants Being a stranger in a second language.

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

Libya is today the scene of political chaos that is difficult to fathom from the outside. But although a rally such as this is a display of determination cljean guts, Soraya vojean many women who have suffered a similar fate must still deal with the consequences: Social media and networks.

During this entire period, every day of her life was overshadowed by despotism, violence and fear. Tunisian teachers protesting work conditions demand better pay.

Les proies

It partly achieves something that will not take place institutionally: They too are direct victims of the monstrous nexus of power, sexuality and violence practiced by Gaddafi.

Jordan and the influx of refugees The true Samaritans. 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. The news that General Khalifa Haftar had been rushed to the military hospital in Paris ckjean 5 April for the treatment of a serious health problem caused a variety of reactions 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 cojeaj his hatred of all those born into privilege into a system that subjugated their prokes with gifts, and if necessary also with force.

Fall of the Gaddafi Clan: Leave this field blank. The social group becomes partisan, whether sectarian, tribal, party political or ethnic. Said Why al-Qaida is stronger than ever But her case also intermeshes personal trauma and annuck repression: Interview with a mixed-faith couple Experiences in a Christian-Muslim marriage.

This is because there was and is a wall of fearful silence in Libyan society, ajnick bolsters Soraya’s isolation and helplessness to this day. Newest Most Read Most Comments. After this, they were unable to return to their families — a single woman still has no place in Libyan society.


The rapes were also often a way of exerting power over his partners at the negotiating table by appropriating their wives. Some lea saw collaboration as the only way out — a cruel way for the victim to become the perpetrator.

In the footsteps of Jesus Jesus, born a Jew, spent his days in the region now known as Israel. With her book “Gaddafi’s Harem”, Annick Cojean partly achieves something that will no longer take place institutionally: 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.

Islam in Germany Some Muslims do indeed celebrate Christmas. Both revolutions it seems were doomed to failure, with those involved forced to endure a long and Said reveals in interview with Jens-Christian 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.

Les Proies : Dans Le Harem de Khadafi

In Libya, the issue brought female members of an NGO out onto the streets to protest in front of parliament. In submitting this comment, the reader accepts the following terms and conditions: Fighting against Regression Libya after the Revolt: Subscribe to our newsletter.

Shame, feelings of guilt and instability mean it is nigh on impossible to lead a “normal” life. It publicises Gaddafi’s crimes thereby giving victims a voice — at last. Last year, the author was awarded the “Grand Prix de la Presse Internationale” for her book “Les proies”. It has since been published in Brazil and has been translated into Arabic and German.

Gaddafi’s death prevented any legal processing of the crimes he perpetrated.