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Don't forget us here : lost and found at Guantánamo / Mansoor AdayfI in collaboration with Antonio Aiello.

Adayfi, Mansoor, (author.). Aiello, Antonio, (author.).


"The moving, eye-opening memoir of an innocent man detained at Gauntánamo Bay for 15 years: a story of humanity in the unlikeliest of places and an unprecedented look at life at Gauntánamo on the eve of its 20th anniversary"-- Provided by publisher.
"At the age of 18, Mansoor Adayfi left his home in Yemen for a cultural mission to Afghanistan. He never returned. Kidnapped by warlords and then sold to the US after 9/11, he was disappeared to Guantánamo Bay, where he spent the next 14 years as Detainee #441. Don't Forget Us Here tells two coming-of-age stories in parallel: a makeshift island outpost becoming the world's most notorious prison and an innocent young man emerging from its darkness. Arriving as a stubborn teenager, Mansoor survived the camp's infamous interrogation program and became a feared and hardened resistance fighter leading prison riots and hunger strikes. With time though, he grew into the man nicknamed "Smiley Troublemaker": a student, writer, advocate, and historian. While at Guantánamo, he wrote a series of manuscripts he sent as letters to his attorneys, which he then transformed into this vital chronicle, in collaboration with award-winning writer Antonio Aiello. With unexpected warmth and empathy, Mansoor unwinds a narrative of fighting for hope and survival in unimaginable circumstances, illuminating the limitlessness of the human spirit. And through his own story, he also tells Guantánamo's story, offering an unprecedented window into one of the most secretive places on earth and the people--detainees and guards alike--who lived there with him." -- inside front jacket flap.

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  • ISBN: 9780306923869
  • ISBN: 0306923866
  • Physical Description: xiii, 366 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1: Arrival -- Part 2: Resistance -- Part 3: Hunger -- Part 4: Departure.
Subject: Adayfi, Mansoor > Imprisonment.
Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp > Biography.
Detention of persons > Cuba > Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.
Prisoners of war > Abuse of > Cuba > Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.
Prisoners of war > Civil rights > Cuba > Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 > Prisoners and prisons, American.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.
Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.
Detention of persons.
Prisoners of war > Abuse of.
Cuba > Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.
Genre: Biography.

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