Kidnapping, rape, humiliation. This was the fate of so many women who were held at the mercy of Colonel Gaddafi. In this shocking book, Annick Cojean gives these women a voice. . . [Gaddafi's Harem] will stay with you for a long time . . . Cojean describes a terrifying system where young women were forced to satisfy the perverse desires of the Guide; under threat of terrible reprisals. . . An exceptional piece of reporting. --Elle (France)
If you think you have discovered all of the quirks in Gaddafi's character, you are mistaken. . . A study taken with great audacity by a senior reporter for Le Monde, and at some personal risk since these crimes are completely taboo in Libya, even today. Astonishing. --Le Figaro
Lifts the veil on the terrible sexual abuses perpetrated by Gaddafi. A fantastic investigation... Page after page, Cojean gives a name, a face, and a voice to the victims of this devastating suffering. --L Express
A moving and disturbing wake-up call to the personal costs of totalitarianism. --Publishers Weekly
This book reveals all the sexual appetites of Gaddafi... his victims, who were enslaved for years, now tell their stories, lifting the veil on a vile and shameful history. --Panorama (Italy)
About the Author
Annick Cojean, foreign correspondent for Le Monde, is one of France's most widely admired journalists. She chairs the committee for the Prix Albert Londres, having won the prize herself in 1996, and has published a number of books.