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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Malika Oufkir

After reading Prisoner of Tehran, I was interested to read this book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. However, I couldn’t connect with the story or the main character from the start. Description du produit Extrait 1.

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Be the first to add this to a list. 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.

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It seemed really the underlying point of the book was to highlight how great Malika thinks she is and for us to all see and agree. She admired him in his magnificent white uniform.


Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. A shocking true story, it is hard to comprehend that it could have happened in our own times. The first half of the book could have been wonderful with insight into culture and life inside the palace, but instead it is one egotistical vacuous tale after another re: Which I am longing to do Tags What are tags?

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Share your thoughts with other customers. But inwhen Malika was eighteen, her father, General Oufkir, was arrested after an attempt to assassinate the king, and summarily executed.


Or chain – emails. Oufkir grows up with slaves- yes- slaves- in the 21st century. In they were among nine political prisoners to be released. Malila that closeness has been cemented by our both having been deprived of our mother’s affection in childhood, our proximity in age—she was seventeen when I was born—our incredible physical resemblance and by our savagely destroyed chances of fulfilment as women. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

La Prisonnière

At nineteen she was dead. Born into a proud Mxlika family inthe eldest daughter of the King of Morocco’s closest aide, Malika was adopted by Mohammed V as a royal ward and brought to live in the palace at Rabat to be a companion to his favourite little daughter For fifteen years, they had no contact with the outside world, and lived in increasingly barbaric and inhumane conditions.


He was very trusted by King Hassan II and the most powerful figure in Morocco after the King during the s and early s in Morocco. It’s not badly written. Then, after fifteen endless years of imprisonment, the Oufkir children managed to dig a tunnel with their bare hands, and made prisknniere audacious escape. It was their reality but I feel I wish someone had warned me that this book would have injured me in this way. While I was sympathetic to the imprisonment of a family for the crimes of one family member, I found I was not sympathetic to the writer at all.

And yet I am keenly aware of all life’s artifices. They were married at the town hall of the 13th arrondissement in Paris.