Freedom: The Story of My Second Life

Freedom: The Story of My Second Life

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by Malika Oufkir
     
 

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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

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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.

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The story of Malika Outkir's "first life," was told in her word-of-mouth bestseller Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail. This long-awaited sequel to that Oprah's Book Club selection recounts Oufkir's often fumbling attempts to locate herself in a world that resembles nothing that she knew before her two-decade incarceration. Tales of grappling with her first ATM transaction are interspersed with her heartfelt yearnings, eventually fulfilled, to become a mother. After a long postponement, a life fulfilled.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401309206
Publisher:
Miramax Books
Publication date:
10/09/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Malika Oufkir, born in 1953, lives in Florida with her husband and children. Her first book was published in 2001 and was an international bestseller.

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