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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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Female Activists in Libya: Christians believe that he was crucified at Golgotha outside Jerusalem — only to rise from the dead three days later.

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

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.

Khalifa Haftar’s role in the Libyan civil war The fight against political Islam However they may appear in their early stages, Arab civil wars are wars between kinsfolk. Cojean, aghast, documented Soraya’s experiences. It partly achieves something that will not take place institutionally: Last year, the author was awarded the “Grand Prix de la Presse Internationale” for her book “Les proies”.

Prey for a terrible but at the same time celebrated leader who ptoies sexuality to an unimaginable extent as a way of exercising power during his entire rule, abusing and raping countless women. In Libya, the issue brought female members of an NGO out onto the streets to protest in front of parliament. It has since been published in Brazil and has been translated into Arabic and German.


Libya is today the scene of political chaos that is difficult to fathom from the outside. In submitting this comment, the reader accepts the following terms and conditions: 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 aannick that extracts them from Soraya’s experience — and registers them as pure horror.

Gaddafi waged war against the very women he pretended to liberate. The social group becomes partisan, whether sectarian, tribal, party political or ethnic.

Les Proies : Dans Le Harem de Khadafi

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.

With her book “Gaddafi’s Harem”, Annick Cojean partly achieves something that will no longer take place institutionally: This report forms the first part of her book. She was detained here for three years, during which time she was repeatedly raped, abused and humiliated by Gaddafi.

But her case also intermeshes personal trauma and social repression: 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: Most Recent Photo Essay.

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Rebuilding the Ruins of Qaddafi. In the case of Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled Libya for 42 years, the word ‘prey’ refers to all those women whose fate is described by the French journalist in her book. Numerous other nations have acquired translation rights, and the book is anick gaining visibility — the book is already a bestseller in the Arab world.

Cojwan against journalists A world of Khashoggis. 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. EU and the Maghreb Fair trade for a level playing field Jordan and the influx of refugees The true Samaritans.

Skip to main content. Many of them had previously been raped by the “great leader”, or “Papa Muammar”, as he liked to be known. Shame, feelings of guilt and instability mean it is nigh on impossible to lead a “normal” life. 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.