Guantanamo Diary

by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Larry Siems

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Guantanamo Diary Synopsis

Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. Although he was ordered to be released by a federal judge, the U.S. government fought that decision, and there is no sign that the United States plans to let him go. Three years into his captivity Slahi began a diary, recounting his life before he disappeared into U.S. custody and daily life as a detainee. His diary is not merely a vivid record of a miscarriage of justice, but a deeply personal memoir - terrifying, darkly humorous, and surprisingly gracious. Published now for the first time, Guantanamo Diary is a document of immense historical importance.

Guantanamo Diary Press Reviews

'A vision of hell, beyond Orwell, beyond Kafka' -- JOHN LE CARRE

 

'A harrowing account of [Mohamedou Ould Slahi's] detention, interrogation, and abuse ... One of the most stubborn, deliberate and cruel Guantanamo interrogations on record' Slate

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ISBN: 9781782112846
Publication date: 20/01/2015
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781782112846
Publication date: 20th January 2015
Author: Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Larry Siems
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Memoirs, Diaries, letters & journals,

About Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Larry Siems

Mohamedou Slahi was born in Mauritania. He left the country at the age of eighteen, on a scholarship to study in Germany. In the early 1990s, he interrupted his studies and went to Afghanistan to join al-Qaida units fighting (with American support) the Soviet-backed government in Kabul. He returned to Germany in 1992 completing his engineering degree. He lived and worked in Germany for many years before moving briefly to Canada and then returning home to Mauritania in 2000. In November 2001, he turned himself in to Mauritanian authorities at their request. At the direction of the United States government, he was rendered ...

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