Guantánamo Diary: Restored Edition

Guantánamo Diary: Restored Edition Review

The acclaimed national bestseller, the first and only diary written by a Guantánamo detainee during his imprisonment, now with previously censored material restored.

When GUANTÁNAMO DIARY was first published--heavily redacted by the U.S. government--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 14-year imprisonment, the United States never charged him with a crime.

Now for the first time, 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. GUANTÁNAMO DIARY is a document of immense emotional power and historical importance.

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  • Dr Zorlak

    I’m sorry to have to tell you, but the terrorists won. And when I say "terrorists" I mean the Saudi team led by a Saudi millionaire. Yep. This book by Mohamedou Ould Slahi confirms it. The 9/11 atta...

  • Montzalee Wittmann

    Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi and Larry Siems (Editor) is a very thought-provoking and disturbing book. This man was arrested and released in 2002. Arrested again and then held, although ...

  • Hadrian

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  • Mohamed Al

    لوهلة ظننت أن محمدو صلاحي المعتقل في غوانتنامو مصاب بمتلازمة ستوكهولم، وهي حالة نفسية تصيب الضحية عندما يتعا...

  • Jim

    Let's be clear about a couple of things: this is not a 5 star read in the way that War and Peace is a 5 star read. While this book is actually quite nicely constructed, it is in the author's fourth la...

  • Alex

    In one of your better metafictional gambits, Mohamedou Ould Slahi has managed to get his memoir edited* by his actual torturers. Nabokov would have loved this.* I guess we call it "redacted" when it's...

  • Paquita Maria Sanchez

    It was quite a relief to run the last lap of this memoir today knowing that it is literally the same 24-hour period in which Mohamedou Ould Slahi has finally been cleared for release after fourteen ye...

  • Trish

    Mohamedou Ould Slahi wrote this diary in 2005 while in detention in Guantánamo. For years he was considered America’s highest ranking terror suspect; I don’t know when that designation changed, o...

  • Sally Green

    Essential reading.Whilst it is upsetting, depressing and shocking, Mohamedou Ould Slahi is also inspirational and even funny in parts. There are many insights into Guantanamo prison life but huge amou...

  • Liz Janet

    Update: I am going to add slam poems that I feel match the feeling of the book.Sara Brickman - "Letter from the Water at Guantanamo Bay": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhWpC..."Why are Muslims So......