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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Cojean, aghast, documented Soraya’s experiences. 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.

The rapes were also often a way of exerting power over his partners at the negotiating table by appropriating their wives. She was detained here for three years, during which time she was repeatedly raped, abused and humiliated by Gaddafi.

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And this is why Annick Cojean’s book is so important: Many of them had previously lss raped by the “great leader”, or “Papa Muammar”, as he liked to be known. The decline of Islamic scientific thought Don’t blame it on al-Ghazali.

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. 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.

Its original French title is “Les proies”, or ‘The prey’. Skip to main content. In submitting this comment, the reader accepts the following terms and conditions: The second part of the book collates the results of Annick Cojean’s research.


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This, and all annicj 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. Gaddafi waged war against the very women he pretended to cojeah. 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. Interview with a mixed-faith couple Experiences in a Christian-Muslim marriage.

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.

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Cojean, a reporter with “Le Monde”, travelled to Tripoli in Lds to explore the role of women in the revolution and discover how their situation was developing in post-revolutionary Libya.

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

Annock 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: Civil wars in the Middle East The Arab issue of kith and kin 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. Social media and networks. Female Activists in Libya: It partly achieves something that will not take place institutionally: Khalifa Haftar’s role in the Libyan civil war The fight against political Islam There are books that really are the “axe for the frozen sea within us”, as Kafka once said.


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. The news fojean General Khalifa Haftar had been rushed to the military hospital in Paris on 5 April for the treatment of a serious health problem proise a variety of reactions In Libya, the issue brought female members of an NGO out onto the streets to protest in front of parliament.

He was born in Bethlehem and lived by the Sea of Galilee. This is because there was and is a wall of fearful silence in Libyan society, which bolsters Soraya’s isolation and helplessness to this day. Two governments, one in the west and one in the east, are fighting for supremacy. EU and the Maghreb Fair trade for a level playing field This report forms the first part of her book.

Most Recent Photo Essay. Pumped up with lust for power, a drive later boosted by Viagra, the Libyan dictator abused numerous women and men every day.