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.

Author: Tajinn Jutilar
Country: Colombia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Relationship
Published (Last): 20 November 2008
Pages: 228
PDF File Size: 15.86 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.10 Mb
ISBN: 867-8-50836-660-5
Downloads: 49224
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mazugore

A Fresh Start for Libya?

Les proies

Civil wars in the Middle East The Arab issue of kith and kin Cojean, aghast, documented Soraya’s experiences. This is why Cojean’s shocking report must be taken seriously: Pumped up with lust for power, a drive later boosted by Viagra, Gaddafi abused numerous women and men every day; sometimes for a quarter of an hour — during political negotiations that he interrupted — and sometimes for days, weeks and — just as in the case of Soraya and many other women — for years.

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.

The rapes were also often a way proie exerting power over his partners at the negotiating table by appropriating their wives.

The decline of Islamic scientific thought Don’t blame it on al-Ghazali. Skip to main content. The language of migrants Being a stranger in a second language.

Annick Cojean: “Gaddafi’s Harem”: A Monstrous Nexus of Power, Sexuality and Violence –

Fighting against Regression Libya after the Revolt: 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 proiies them in annicl way that extracts them from Soraya’s experience — and registers them as pure horror.

Gaddafi’s death prevented any legal processing of the crimes he perpetrated. The second part of the book collates the results of Annick Cojean’s research.


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. In fact, Soraya’s story is the story of a crushed existence. Tunisian teachers protesting work conditions cjean better pay.

Last year, the author was awarded the “Grand Prix de la Presse Internationale” for her book “Les proies”. Repression against journalists A world of Khashoggis. In her book “Gaddafi’s Harem”, the French journalist Annick Cojean documents the extent to which the former Libyan dictator was obsessed with power and sexuality, as well as how he channelled his hatred of all those born into privilege into an abusive practice ocjean subjugated their wives.

Search results

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. Said Why al-Qaida is stronger than ever It partly achieves something that will not take place institutionally: Interview with a mixed-faith couple Experiences in a Christian-Muslim marriage.

Two governments, one in the west and one in the east, are fighting for supremacy. Aninck did not choose this path. Cojran too are direct victims of the monstrous nexus of power, sexuality and violence practiced by Gaddafi.

Its original French title is “Les proies”, or ‘The prey’. The social group becomes partisan, whether sectarian, tribal, party political or ethnic. And this is why Annick Cojean’s book is so important: In Libya, the issue brought female members of an NGO out onto the streets to protest in front of parliament. Khalifa Haftar’s role in the Libyan civil war The fight against political Islam With her book “Gaddafi’s Harem”, Annick Cojean partly achieves something that will no longer take place institutionally: Newest Most Read Most Comments.

There are books that really are the “axe for the frozen sea within us”, as Kafka once said. 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. Gaddafi waged war against the very women he pretended to liberate.


He was born in Bethlehem and lived by the Sea of Galilee. Said reveals in interview with Jens-Christian However they may appear in their early stages, Arab civil wars are wars between kinsfolk. Numerous other nations have acquired translation rights, and the book is rapidly gaining visibility — the book is already a bestseller in the Arab world. Fall of the Gaddafi Clan: Experts within the country itself estimate that at least 2, people are currently affected — and this figure probably represents only the tip of the iceberg.

It publicises Gaddafi’s crimes thereby giving victims a voice — at last. Most Recent Photo Essay. 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. Islam in Germany Some Muslims do indeed celebrate Christmas. Jordan and the influx of refugees The true Samaritans.

During this entire period, every day of her life was overshadowed by despotism, violence and fear.

Les Proies : Annick Cojean :

But, as Behnam T. She documents the fate of other Libyan women who have had cojeaan similar to those of Soraya. Readers’ comments can be found by Google and other search engines. Egypt acquits 43 NGO workers on illegal funding charges. The news that General Khalifa Haftar had been rushed to the military annnick in Paris on 5 April for the treatment of a serious health problem caused a variety of reactions This applies in particular to defamatory, racist, personal, or irrelevant comments or comments written in dialects or languages other than English.

Female Activists in Libya: Interfaith initiatives from Morocco to Jerusalem Dialogue by design.