About the Book
Malika Oufkir and her family spent more than twenty years in prison at the hands of the Moroccan government. In 1972, her father, the King of Morocco’s highest aide, was arrested and executed for his alleged part in a plot to assassinate the King. Malika, who spent many years living at the Palace as a companion to Princess Amina, suddenly found herself betrayed by the person she had come to regard as a father figure. She and her family were caught in the midst of a violent political turmoil beyond their control.
In Stolen Lives, Malika recounts the long years that she, her five siblings, and her mother spent trying to survive in the worst of conditions. Filled with honesty, emotion, and humor, Stolen Lives is a gripping and heartrending account of one family’s unbreakable bond and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.
- Publication Date: June 1, 2001
- Hardcover: 293 pages
- Publisher: Miramax Books
- ISBN-10: 0786868619
- ISBN-13: 9780786868612