Malika Oufkir Writing Styles in Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail

Malika Oufkir
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Perspective

The story was presented in first person from Malika Oufkir's perspective. This was an extremely limited point of view but was augmented by the fact that Malika presented her information years after the events. This gave her the advantage of a better perspective and of more information than she might have had at the time of the events begin presented. For example, she talked about a party that she dreaded and said that she behaved very badly, throwing a tantrum and angrily washing out the elaborate hairdo she had been provided. At the time, her perspective on that situation was probably much different but by the time she wrote this book, she admitted that she was spoiled and should have been reprimanded for her childish, selfish actions. The fact that the perspective was first person doesn't mean that the reader was limited to what Malika saw first-hand. For...

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