By Mohamedou Ould Slahi
The acclaimed nationwide bestseller, welcomed at the conceal of the New York occasions ebook Review--the first and purely diary written via a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.
Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned on the detainee camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba because 2002. In a lot of these years, the us hasn't ever charged him with against the law. even though he used to be ordered published by means of a federal pass judgement on, the U.S. govt fought that call, and there's no signal that the USA plans to permit him go.
Three years into his captivity Slahi all started a diary, recounting his existence sooner than he disappeared into U.S. custody and way of life as a detainee. His diary isn't really in simple terms a shiny list of a miscarriage of justice, yet a deeply own memoir---terrifying, darkly funny, and unusually gracious. Guantánamo Diary is a rfile of substantial emotional energy and old significance.
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