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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Skip to main content. It’s so well told and so tragic at the same time. Victims and witnesses are still living in terror of tackling the subject. Most Libyans, including her family, from faddafi she is potentially always one day away from an honour-killing, continue to sweep it under the rug. I was in Tripoli for the newspaper Le Monde investigating the role of women in the revolution.

Our paths crossed the morning of October The world owes it to these women to listen to their stories. InCojean returned to Libya to continue her investigation.

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

As the year-old schoolgirl held out the bouquet to the year-old man, he took her free hand and kissed it gently. 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.

Write a customer review. Feb 15, Mohammed Rashid rated it did not like it. In the later part of the book, Anniek Cojean describes what I believe is the most important revelation: What a disappointing book. Deeply disturbing book and utterly shocking, especially for the fact that such a public figure can get away with such horrendous crimes for forty odd years.

Another woman, called Houda, was blackmailed into sleeping with Gaddafi because her brother was under arrest.


Rape subjugates women – and at the same time subjugates the men who are close to them, such as their booo and fathers. Power tends to corrupt and absolute power, corrupts absolutely.

She had no words for it, was unable to explain it. I wanted him to account for his actions. Not even the slightest story from a victim that might implicate the so-called Guide. Want to Read saving…. The 42 year reign of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya proves this ‘fact’ one more time. She dreamed of justice. The blade never came out. I’ve never been a history buff modern or ancientbut to read these events not only bookk first person point of view, and to have smatterings of Gaddafi’s rule in the background made this a compelling story.

Second, The writer also missed to emphasize and to conclude one important thought: Report lays bare hijack, murder and gaddafii horror of ex-EFF man. If the writer explored it more, she would able to give clearer link to each story. The horror started with the lightest of touches. Its a real shocking book Had the author of the Green Book not endlessly proclaimed that men and women were equal?

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As well as meeting people who had known her through those dark years, she met other women who had suffered a similarly brutal experiences at the hands of the Guide.

Jan 27, Annisa rated it liked it Shelves: To be captured and put on trial, to be judged by an international court. First, there is Soraya. Her book, Gaddafi’s Harem, takes Soraya as its starting point to recount the fates of so many other women. Soraya was bathed, made-up, and delivered to Gaddafi’s bedroom. That morning in AprilGaddafi was visiting a school in his home town of Sirte, on the Mediterranean coast, east of Tripoli.

This book is intended for those manipulated people with low IQ who believe the world is a big western cowboy movie with good guys America, UK vs bad guys like Gaddafi. Cojean was shocked and overwhelmed by the account, and she followed up on it by interviewing as many sources as she could to corroborate it.


It is quite interesting to see how religion and culture can even shape peop Haeem is not an easy book to read, but it is a book that needs to be read nonetheless. Soraya and her dark eyes, her sullen mouth, and her big resounding laugh. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Gaddafi not only enjoyed the act of degrading these girls and women, but relished the power it gave him over other men.

The next day she was taken from her home and put in the harem. He had his regime sponsor beauty pageants and shopping trips for young girls. Before his appointment with death, the rapist was raped. There is little mention of the men who were raped, did they live in the Bab al-Azizia basement too?.

And it bopk very badly written. Last not but not the least, kudos the journalist who took the pains to write about these women and brought the world’s attention to the atrocities they faced. Oct 24, Liz Simmons rated it really liked it Shelves: Injust after turning 15, Soraya was thrilled to present a bouquet of flowers to Gaddafi when he visited her school.

Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: I lived in Libya when Ghaddafi took over the country and I absolutely thought he was going to be good for the country. She was gaddati at her shawl, nervously covering the lower half bokk her face. This is a great book and the author has done a lot of homework to make sure it is accurate.