Malika Oufkir has been a prisoner for virtually her whole life. Born into a proud Berber family in , the eldest daughter of the King of Morocco’s closest aide. Malika Oufkir was born into a proud Berber family in , the eldest daughter of the King of Morocco’s closest aide. She was adopted by the king to be a. , English, French, Book, Illustrated edition: La prisonniere: twenty years in a desert goal / Malika Oufkir and Michele Fitoussi ; translated by Ros Schwartz.

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List prisonbiere writers Women writers Moroccan literature Arabic Tamazight. Her father’s officer friends who came to the house were not indifferent to her huge black eyes, delicate face, olive complexion and prettily curvaceous little body.

Her ambition was to escape as quickly as possible from a home where she was unhappy and where her father kept her shut away, as was traditional for girls. I’m not saying she had fore knowledge of his plot, nor that she had any part in it.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Or chain – emails. I think that would be moving and interesting. Be the first to add this to a list. A fascinating insider’s malioa of life in a modern harem in the early pages; a moving chronicle of suffering and courage and endurance in prison; and then a heart-stopping thriller when Malika and her siblings escape.


After fifteen years, the last ten of which they spent locked up in solitary cells, the Oufkir children managed to dig a tunnel with their bare hands and make an audacious escape. The author’s haphazard writing style really ruined this book. I know that we learn from peoples experiences but this just was a story about someone spending 20 years in a prison and who knows why I in turn was torn from her gentle embrace at the age of five to be adopted by King Muhammad V.

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Three had died in their teens. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Powerfully conveys the amazing, almost miraculous resilience of the human spirit when faced with extreme adversity A thoroughly gripping, simply written and moving account of survival and escape”, Spectator.

Prisoniere by Malika Oufkir. And yet I am keenly aware of all life’s artifices.

Just a spoiled brat that is forced to live like a regular citizen in Morocco, if not better than and she calls it a prison. Tazmamart Temara interrogation centre Ain Aouda secret prison.


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Tiny alcoves that are big enough to sleep nine, by choice? By her early teens, my mother was already very beautiful.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The book itself is not well written, at times annoying – only after pages did it get lrisonniere.

So be prepared for some outlandish perspectives defining “life stolen” or “jail. Retrieved from ” https: I want the time I spent reading back. So I only read the first bit. Maybe it was still censored?

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