The Mauritanian
—Slahi, Mohamedou Ould, author.
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2021
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When The Mauritanian was first published (as Guantánamo Diary in 2015), Mohamedou Ould Slahi was still imprisoned at the detainee camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, despite a federal court ruling ordering his release, and it was unclear when or if he would ever see freedom. In October 2016 he was finally released and reunited with his family. During his fourteen-year imprisonment the United States never charged him with a crime. Now he is able to tell his story in full, with previously censored material restored. This searing diary is not merely a vivid record of a miscarriage of justice, but a deeply personal memoir—terrifying, darkly humorous, and surprisingly gracious. The Mauritanian is a document of immense emotional power and historical importance.

Item Details
Subjects:
Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.
Mauritanians -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base -- Diaries.
Political prisoners -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base -- Diaries.
Political prisoners -- United States -- Diaries.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Diaries.
Slahi, Mohamedou Ould -- Diaries.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Biography.
Genre:
Biographies.
Diaries.
Other Authors:
Siems, Larry, editor.
Slahi, Mohamedou Ould. Guantánamo diary.
ISBN:
9780316282543 (trade paperback)
9780316282543
Edition:
Media tie-in paperback edition.
Description:
lii, 410 pages ; 21 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
Jordan-Afghanistan-GTMO, July 2002-February 2003
Senegal-Mauritania, January 21, 2000-February 19, 2000
Mauritania, September 19, 2001-November 28, 2001
Jordan, November 29, 2001-July 19, 2002
GTMO, February 2003-August 2003
GTMO, August 2003-December 2003
Seven. GTMO, 2004-2005.
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