Stolen Lives

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Author: Malika Oufkir
Publisher: Miramax Books
ISBN: 9780786867325
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Stolen Lives by Malika Oufkir

Original Title: Stolen Lives

A gripping memoir that reads like a political thriller--the story of Malika Oufkir's turbulent and remarkable life. Born in 1953, Malika Oufkir was the eldest daughter of General Oufkir, the King of Morocco's closest aide. Adopted by the king at the age of five, Malika spent most of her childhood and adolescence in the seclusion of the court harem, one of the most eligible heiresses in the kingdom, surrounded by luxury and extraordinary privilege. Then, on August 16, 1972, her father was arrested and executed after an attempt to assassinate the king. Malika, her five younger brothers and sisters. and her mother were immediately imprisoned in a desert penal colony. 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. Recaptured after five days, Malika was finally able to leave Morocco and begin a new life in exile in 1996. A heartrending account in the face of extreme deprivation and the courage with which one family faced its fate, Stolen Lives is an unforgettable story of one woman's journey to freedom.

La Prisonniere

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Author: Malika Oufkir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0553813021
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La Prisonniere by Malika Oufkir

Original Title: La Prisonniere

Malika Oufkir Has Been A Prisoner For Most Of Her Life. Born In 1953, The Eldest Daughter Of The King Of Morocco S Closest Aide, Malika Was Adopted By The King To Be A Companion To His Little Daughter. She Grew Up At The Royal Court Of Rabat, Locked Away In A Golden Cage, Among The Royal Wives And Concubines.But In 1972, Her Father Was Arrested And Executed After An Attempt To Assassinate The King. Nineteen-Year-Old Malika, Her Mother And Her Five Younger Brothers And Sisters Were Thrown Into An Isolated Desert Gaol. Innocent Of Any Crime, They Were Locked Away In Increasingly Barbaric Conditions For Fifteen Endless Years.Like A Modern Scheherazade, Malika Kept Up Their Spirits By Telling Them Stories Every Night. Finally, The Oufkir Children Managed To Dig A Tunnel With Their Bare Hands And Made A Daring Escape. Recaptured After Five Days, The Ensuing Public Hue And Cry Resulted In House Arrest Rather Than A Return To Prison. But It Was Only In 1996 That Malika Was Finally Permitted To Leave Morocco To Begin A New Life In France.


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Author: Malika Oufkir
Publisher: Miramax Books
ISBN: 9781401309206
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Freedom by Malika Oufkir

Original Title: Freedom

Stolen Lives, Malika Oufkir's intensely moving account of her twenty years imprisoned in a desert jail in Morocco, was a surprise international best seller and the second non-fiction title ever selected for Oprah's Book Club. In her highly anticipated follow-up, Malika reflects on the life she lived before and during incarceration and how dramatically the world had changed when she emerged. Malika Oufkir was born into extreme privilege as the daughter of the king of Morocco's closest aide, and she grew up in the palace as companion to the Moroccan princess. But in 1972, her life of luxury came to a crashing halt.Her father was executed for attempting to assassinate the king, and she and her family were locked away for two decades. After a remarkable escape, Malika and her family returned to the world theyd left behind, only to find it transformed. Living for the first time as an adult, Malika writes candidly about adjusting to the world we take for granted, from negotiating ATMs to the excesses of shopping malls, to falling in love and sex. In Stolen Lives, Malika mourned the children she was not having as she wasted away in prison. When she is finally free, motherhood becomes crucial to Malika's ability to fully live her life: she adopts first her niece, then a baby boy from Morocco. Full of insight and piercing observations, as well as humor, Freedom is as masterful and thoughtprovoking as the original.

African Pasts Presents And Futures

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Author: Ph. D Khannous
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739170422
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African Pasts Presents And Futures by Ph. D Khannous

Original Title: African Pasts Presents And Futures

African Pasts, Presents, and Futures: Generational Shifts in African Women's Literature, Film, and Internet Discourse, by Touria Khannous, provides a history of African women’s cultural production, as well as an alternative approach to the arguments that have traditionally dominated post-colonial studies in general, and African and gender studies in particular. It examines some of the more overarching questions that are prevalent in the works of African women authors, who position themselves within the contexts of Islam, feminism, nationalism, modernity, and global and postcolonial politics, thus engaging in the construction of socio-political platforms for reform in their home countries. The book explores different aspects of women’s agency at the political, cultural, social, religious and aesthetic level, and highlights their civil society activism and push for legal reform. It also traces their opinions on a range of social and political questions and underscores fundamental shifts in their positions and concerns through the different generations.

The Late Age Of Print

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Author: Ted Striphas
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231148151
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The Late Age Of Print by Ted Striphas

Original Title: The Late Age Of Print

Ted Striphas tracks the methods through which the book industry has adapted (or has failed to adapt) to rapid changes in twentieth-century print culture. With examples from trade journals, news media, films, advertisements, and other commercial and scholarly materials, Striphas tells a story of modern publishing that proves, even in a rapidly digitizing world, books are anything but dead. With wit and brilliant insight, he isolates the invisible processes through which books have come to mediate our social interactions and influence our habits of consumption. This edition features a new preface in which Striphas considers the stakes of abandoning printed books in favor of digital readers.

The Hidden Half

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Author: Stuart Robinson
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0994260792
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The Hidden Half by Stuart Robinson

Original Title: The Hidden Half

THE HIDDEN HALF: Women and Islam by Dr Stuart Robinson. Almost half of the global population of 7.2 billion people in 2013-14 was estimated to be female. This book is about women. More specifically, it is about women and Islam. It does not seek to sensationalize the subject matter, although some information may seem that way to any reader exposed to it for the first time. Nor should it be seen as an attempt to moralize about any practices within Islam or how followers of that religion may regard or treat non-Muslim women. It simply records widespread practice and the authoritative religious texts that validate many of these practices. It also seeks to motivate the reader to engage with Muslims in society so that God’s love can heal and transform their world through practical actions of Christian grace.

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