The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 03-18-2006, 11:52 PM
Melania's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Dallas, United States
Posts: 102
Morocco Royal Family

I don't know if this book has been discussed here, but Stolen Lives by Malika Oufkir is a very insightful novel written by a woman who was adopted by Mohammed V and raised as a princess along side his youngest daughter Lalla Mina. This book offers very intriguing details on royal life in Morocco as well as how cruel a king may be in efforts to secure a kingdom. Malika's father was one of Mohammed V's top generals and her mother was a socialite who was a favorite of the king's 2 wives. When her father betrayed the king, he was killed, and his family, including Malika, were imprisoned in solitary cells for 10 years; they later escaped to tell their story. It is a good read whether you are into the MRF of not. It was chosen by Oprah's Book Club and is one of my favorite books. Has anyone read it?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-19-2006, 03:42 AM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: paris, france, Morocco
Posts: 277
I read that book. You have to know that Mohamed 5 never adopted any one. Malika oufkir was not raised at all as a princess along side another princess. It's not lalla mina, but lalla amina. And lalla amina, daughter of the late king mohamed 5 and sister of late king hassan 2, is much older than malika oufkir. So this can't be true. What is true is that malika oufkir was the daughter of one of hassan 2's generals, Oufkir, and he betrayed king hassan 2 for he participated in an operation to make a plane crash. In that plane was hassan 2. He was killed, probably by hassan 2 himself. His family was emprisoned, and they escaped. Not really to tell their story as you mentioned, but just to get their freedom, and because they were living in bad conditions. Malika oufkir's mother, fatima, also wrote a book about that. It is their story, they have the right to tell it. But don't believe everything that is written there. If you look in king mohamed 6 current tread, you'll find some news about a comission that recently worked on that subject (human rights in general). Oufkir's family were not the only ones to be emprisoned; it was the case for many opponents. Hassan 2 didn't always respect human rights.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-19-2006, 05:56 AM
Melania's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Dallas, United States
Posts: 102
I think you are wrong in part of your response. In the book, it talks about the king and many other royal families adopting, but in Malika's words, "it was rare for a child adopted by a sovereign to become, like me, almost the equal of a princess." And yes, according to the book, they were the same age (maybe a year or two age difference, but they were educated together and played together from a very early age) and Malika called the princess Lalla Mina. Hassan II probably did kill Oufkir, and I never said that they didn't escape for freedom. On Oufkir not being a general for Mohammed V, maybe not a top general, but he was a top general for Hassan II for sure. That part is correct. The book is still very interesting and hasn't been accused of being partly fabricated like James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces," another book from Oprah's book club. I think it is a valid book, and it still gives very interesting details into the lives of the MRF. Correct me if I am wrong.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-19-2006, 01:19 PM
Monalisa's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Namur, Belgium
Posts: 747
I'd read both the book of Malika Oufkir "stolen lives" and the book of her mother Fatima oufkir "The king's gardens",they talk almsot about the same story.

Everybody knows and admits that during king HassanII's reign,called "les années du plomb" or "lead's years",there was lot of human rights violations,the family oufkir was one of the victims,(even though their father General oufkir deseved what happened to him as he was a betrayer....) ,that is why they try now to fix the previous mistakes by what's called comission of reconciliation created by initiative of KM6 and human rights organisation.


I also agree with Clymène about the adopting thing,Malika was never adopted by king MV,she was raised with the princesses in the palace,but she had always contact with her parents,as her mother worked in the palace...,and also for the simple reason that adopting is not allowed in Islam,I think raised is the correct word.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-19-2006, 01:43 PM
Toledo's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Spain, residing in the USA, United States
Posts: 1,522
That was going to be my question, if it was a work of fiction/romance novel or a bio? Anyone can share if the book is an interesting read?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-22-2006, 11:26 PM
Melania's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Dallas, United States
Posts: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toledo
That was going to be my question, if it was a work of fiction/romance novel or a bio? Anyone can share if the book is an interesting read?
Maybe fairy-tale? according to this web-site, someone from the Daily Telegraph is quoted as saying the story is "a tripping combination of fairy-tale, horror story, and thriller."

http://www.oprah.com/obc/pastbooks/m...20010516.jhtml
__________________
Ordinary people are animals in the jungle. Royal people are animals in the zoo.
--Margot Asquith, Autobiography
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-24-2006, 12:43 AM
Queen Malka's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Boston, United States
Posts: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by Monalisa
...,and also for the simple reason that adopting is not allowed in Islam,I think raised is the correct word.
Since when was adopting against Islam? I know many who have adopted and are devout muslims.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-12-2006, 05:00 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Brugge, Belgium
Posts: 151
I also read the book. I tought that it was shocking!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-12-2006, 08:26 PM
Gentry
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: THOMPSONS STATION, United States
Posts: 100
I, also read the book and thought it was an excellent depiction of terror and misery. Their lives were incredibly unfortunate, that is a nice way of putting it. They struggled and overcame what many of us might not. Rulers who feel they are sacrosanct from any public scrutiny, do what they please. I have no doubt that this happened. I, too, think the word adopted is really "was raised together". Not that he couldn't adopt her, but that was not the intent.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-17-2007, 12:59 AM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: san juan, United States
Posts: 359
Books about Morocco royal family

El último rey: crepúsculo de una dinastía”
by Tuquoi, Jean-Pierre

Publisher: Galaxia Gutenberg / Círculo de Lectores
Barcelona, Spain
2002
This book is great. Is about the life and personality of Morocco royal family.

“Notre ami le roi”
by Gilles Perrault
Publisher: Gallimard
1990
French
ISBN: 978-2070719815

“Nuestro amigo el rey”
by Perrault, Gilles
Plaza & Janés, Spain
1991
This book is the spanish version of “Notre ami le roi”.

“Morocco Under King Hassan”
by Stephen O. Hughes
Publisher: Ithaca; 1st edition
March 2006
English
ISBN: 978-0863723124

“Hassan II: la dimension d'un roi”
by El Alaoui Issa Babana
Editeur: Fabert
7 septembre 1999
Collection : Hommes d'État
Français
ISBN: 978-2876580787

“La Mémoire d'un roi”
by Hassan II (Auteur), Eric Laurent (Auteur)
Editeur: Omnibus
12 septembre 1999
Français
ISBN: 978-2259025966


“Hassan II, la memoria de un Rey”
by Eric Laurent.

Publisher: Ediciones B, Spain
1994
This book is the spanish version of
“La Mémoire d'un roi”.



Hassan II : Images de la mémoire d'un roi
Editeur: ACR Edition
2000
Collection : Image du Monde
ISBN: 978-9981878006

“Mohammed VI: un style de gouvernement”
by Issa Babana El Alaoui (Auteur), Michel de Gravi (Préface)
Editeur: Souffles
1 mai 2003
Collection: Hommes d'état
Français
ISBN: 978-2876580794
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-17-2007, 01:14 AM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: san juan, United States
Posts: 359
Does anyone knows titles of books about Prince Mulay Rachid (the brother of King Mohamed VI) and Princess Salma Bennani??
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-10-2009, 11:39 AM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 479
it's a new book about the current king of Morocco Mohamed VI, written by one of the most famous Moroccan journalist
a book without complisance about the king and also the MRF, that won't be distributed in Morocco
Mohammed VI, le grand malentendu, Ali Amar - Nouveautés Livre : tous les livres Ã* la Fnac
Mohammed VI : Le grand malentendu: Ali Amar: Amazon.fr: Livres

in this site some "extraits" about the book of ali amar "Mohammed VI, le grand malentendu" seems to be very intereing, it speaks about the king and also lalla salma and the members of the MRF, if anyone has more about this book I am very intersed, it won't be distributed in morocco, then i can't buy it
www.bakchich.info/Ali-Amar-Le-Journal-Hebdo-Mohammed,07531.html
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-10-2009, 05:11 PM
shrifia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: marrakech, Morocco
Posts: 2,811
so buy ALjareeda Aloula,they publish the book in part

there is another book about M6 published this month too by spanish journalist Ferran Sales called "El príncipe que no quería ser rey",the prince who didn't want to be a king.
there is many many books wrote about M6 more than the ones wrote about his father H2.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-11-2009, 01:43 PM
Mademoiselle Lilo's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
Picture of the Month Representative - Morocco
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: T/H, Morocco
Posts: 5,748
Quote:
Originally Posted by loubna2 View Post
in this site some "extraits" about the book of ali amar "Mohammed VI, le grand malentendu" seems to be very intereing, it speaks about the king and also lalla salma and the members of the MRF, if anyone has more about this book I am very intersed, it won't be distributed in morocco, then i can't buy it
www.bakchich.info/Ali-Amar-Le-Journal-Hebdo-Mohammed,07531.html
did you try ebay?very pratical i use it serval time.i think (not sur)they have the book?
althought i don't see the content of this book is a problem all the moroccan pappers already published alot of parts of it,the most intersting more than the book itself is how controversial is the book and the poleminc he made in Morocco on net and the magazines...ext,and the reactions about this book(with or against)the most intersting and surprising of those reactions is the ones of the writer BF Moulay Hicham
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-29-2009, 08:16 AM
shrifia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: marrakech, Morocco
Posts: 2,811
a new book about mohammed VI appear for his 10th accession anniversary called"Le Maroc de Mohammed VI, la transition inachevée" 'Morocco of Mohammed VI incomplete transition'
Le Maroc de Mohammed VI
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Royal Family of Morocco Current Events: February 2004 - Amira Royal Family of Morocco 352 07-30-2014 12:22 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
abdication birth charlene chris o'neill crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events engagement fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta leonor infanta sofia jewellery jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg olympics ottoman pieter van vollenhoven pom pregnancy president hollande president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince felix prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess mary queen anne-marie queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden wedding



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:00 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]