My Guantánamo diary: the detainees and the stories they told me
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Published:
New York : Public Affairs, 2008.
Status:
Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction
341.65 KHAN
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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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Book
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xv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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English
ISBN:
1586484982, 9781586484989

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-302).
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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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APA Citation (style guide)

Khan, M. (2008). My Guantánamo diary: the detainees and the stories they told me. New York: Public Affairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Khan, Mahvish. 2008. My Guantánamo Diary: The Detainees and the Stories They Told Me. New York: Public Affairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Khan, Mahvish, My Guantánamo Diary: The Detainees and the Stories They Told Me. New York: Public Affairs, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Khan, Mahvish. My Guantánamo Diary: The Detainees and the Stories They Told Me. New York: Public Affairs, 2008. Print.

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