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Don't Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantanamo

Author: Mansoor Adayfi
Publisher: Hachette Books , 2022.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The moving, eye-opening memoir of an innocent man detained at Gauntanamo Bay for 15 years: a story of humanity in the unlikeliest of places and an unprecedented look at life at Gauntanamo on the eve of its 20th anniversary 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mansoor Adayfi
ISBN: 9780306923869 0306923866
OCLC Number: 1270976137
Notes: Hardback.
Description: 384 p. ; 232 x 156mm
Responsibility: Mansoor Adayfi.

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The moving, eye-opening memoir of an innocent man detained at Gauntanamo Bay for 15 years: a story of humanity in the unlikeliest of places and an unprecedented look at life at Gauntanamo on the eve of its 20th anniversary 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 Gauntanamo Bay, where he spent the next 15 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 prisoners nicknamed Smiley Troublemaker : a student, writer, and historian. With unexpected warmth and empathy, he unwinds a narrative of fighting for hope and survival in unimaginable circumstances, illuminating the limitlessness of the human spirit. And through his own story, Mansoor also tells Gauntanamo'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. Twenty years later, Gauntanamo remains open, and at a moment of due reckoning, Mansoor Adayfi helps us understand what actually happened there--both the horror and the beauty--a vital chronicle of an experience we cannot afford to forget.

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