Gaddafi's Harem

Gaddafi's Harem

Book - 2013
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Shocking and moving, Cojean tells the story of a young Libyan girl, Soraya, who at the age of fifteen was taken from her family by Gaddafi's regime and forced along with many other young women into sexual servitude.
Publisher: New York :, Grove Press,, [2013].
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780802121721
Characteristics: x, 294 pages ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: De Jager, Marjolijn - Translator


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Nov 30, 2017

The book is divided into two parts. The first is the story of a girl whose story prompted the author to write this book.
And the second part is a description of the author's attempts to conduct a kind of investigation, trying to find witnesses about facts and acts that girl in the first part, told.
Journalistic talent of the author is seen in the second part. The first part, in my opinion, is very simplistic.

Not being a special connoisseur of Libya and what was happening there, it was informative to learn about certain events happening in this country. Although the purpose of the book is the disclosure of sexual crimes and violence, both of Gaddafi himself and his associates. I do not presume to judge what is true and what fiction is.
Well, not all of them were victims. Many of his so-called female bodyguards were proud of this position, and many, even from senior officials, dignitaries from other countries, aspired to an intimate rapprochement with Gaddafi, knowing that they would receive extraordinary rewards.

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