Heart-wrenching account of not just being imprisoned for so many years, but also of trying to live again once released. This book haunted me for some time, because it is difficult to believe that such inhumanity and cruelty could occur in this day and age. An excellent, excellent read.
I just finished this book and I can't stop thinking about the horrors that go on behind closed doors to innocent people. The worst part, people know about it and do nothing to stop it! Malika did a beautiful job of telling her story. God Bless you, Malika...
Heartbreaking true story of courage and an extraordinary escape after 20 years of cruel incarceration and deprivation. What shines in this novel is a family that survives through their love, faith and strength for one another. Three women and six children are punished and encarcerated through no fault oft their own. A book worth reading for the human spirit element as well as the historical issues and life of the small country of Morocco.
I truly enjoyed this book from start to finish. The conditions the writer and her family lived in were absolutely frightening. I could put myself into her shoes as I was reading the book.. and felt like crying many times. A must read.
This is a very detailed book about the life of Malika Oufkir from her time as an adopted daughter of the king of Morocco, her 20 year imprisonment along with her family by the king, her escape from the horrible life while imprisoned and her "adjustment" back to life out of prison. This book brings the reader much thought about what freedom really means and how it should be apprechiated.