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The Resource My Guantanamo diary : the detainees and the stories they told me, Mahvish Rukhsana Khan

My Guantanamo diary : the detainees and the stories they told me, Mahvish Rukhsana Khan

Label
My Guantanamo diary : the detainees and the stories they told me
Title
My Guantanamo diary
Title remainder
the detainees and the stories they told me
Statement of responsibility
Mahvish Rukhsana Khan
Title variation
Guantanamo diary
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mahvish Khan is an American lawyer, born in Michigan to immigrant Afghan parents. Outraged that her country was illegally imprisoning people at Guantanamo, 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 Guantanamo 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khan, Mahvish Rukhsana
Dewey number
909.83/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6432
LC item number
.K493 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Prisoners of war
  • Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)
  • Prisoners of war
  • Khan, Mahvish Rukhsana
Label
My Guantanamo diary : the detainees and the stories they told me, Mahvish Rukhsana Khan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-302)
Contents
Secret clearance -- The pediatrician -- Getting there -- The old man -- Big bounties -- The goatherd -- The lawyers -- The businessman -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Dead detainees -- Habeas hurdles -- Sami Al-Haj -- The drama -- Jumah Al-Dossary -- What the Pentagon said -- The police chief -- The poets -- Serial numbers
Control code
ocn176893937
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 302 p.
Isbn
9781586484989
Lccn
2008274233
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)176893937
Label
My Guantanamo diary : the detainees and the stories they told me, Mahvish Rukhsana Khan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-302)
Contents
Secret clearance -- The pediatrician -- Getting there -- The old man -- Big bounties -- The goatherd -- The lawyers -- The businessman -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Dead detainees -- Habeas hurdles -- Sami Al-Haj -- The drama -- Jumah Al-Dossary -- What the Pentagon said -- The police chief -- The poets -- Serial numbers
Control code
ocn176893937
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 302 p.
Isbn
9781586484989
Lccn
2008274233
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)176893937

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