My Guantánamo diary: the detainees and the stories they told me

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Who exactly has America detained all these years at Guantanamo? The Worst of the Worst? Or the Wretched of the Earth?
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display_description Mahvish Khan is an American lawyer, born in Michigan to immigrant Afghan parents. Outraged that her country was illegally imprisoning people at Guantánamo, she volunteered to translate for the prisoners. She spoke their language, understood their customs, and brought them Starbucks chai, the closest available drink to the kind of tea they would drink at home. And they quickly befriended her, offering fatherly advice as well as a uniquely personal insight into their plight, and that of their families thousands of miles away. For Khan, the experience was a validation of her Afghan heritage--as well as her American freedoms, which allowed her to intervene at Guantánamo purely out of her sense that it was the right thing to do. Mahvish Khan's story is a challenging, brave test of who she is--and who we are.--From publisher description.
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subject_facet Afghan War, 2001- -- Prisoners and prisons, American, Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp, Khan, Mahvish Rukhsana -- Diaries, Prisoners of war -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, Prisoners of war -- United States, War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
title_display My Guantánamo diary: the detainees and the stories they told me
title_full My Guantánamo diary: the detainees and the stories they told me / Mahvish Khan
title_short My Guantánamo diary: the detainees and the stories they told me