Guantanamo Voices: True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison (Hardcover)

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By Sarah Mirk, Various (Illustrator), Omar El Akkad (Introduction by)
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Description


An anthology of illustrated narratives about the prison and the lives it changed forever
 
In January 2002, the United States sent a group of Muslim men they suspected of terrorism to a prison in Guantánamo Bay. They were the first of roughly 780 prisoners who would be held there—and 40 inmates still remain. Eighteen years later, very few of them have been ever charged with a crime.
In Guantánamo Voices, journalist Sarah Mirk and her team of diverse, talented graphic novel artists tell the stories of ten people whose lives have been shaped and affected by the prison, including former prisoners, lawyers, social workers, and service members. This collection of illustrated interviews explores the history of Guantánamo and the world post-9/11, presenting this complicated partisan issue through a new lens.
 

About the Author


Sarah Mirk is a multimedia journalist whose work focuses on telling nuanced, human-focused stories. She is an editor of The Nib and the former online editor of national feminism and pop-culture magazine Bitch Media. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Praise For…


“…the warm color palette designed by Kazimir Lee unifies the collection while helping the heavy subject matter stay measurably more approachable. This anthology disturbs and illuminates in equal measure.”

— Publishers Weekly

An eye-opening, damning indictment of one of America’s worst trespasses that continues to this day.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“…exposes the surreal inhumanity and documents the humane attempts at justice-seeking for the so-called “detainees” in the “detention facility” known as Guantánamo.”

— Booklist

“…The prison is often a forgotten topic of recent American history; Guantanamo Voices’illustrated format does the difficult work of making these facts accessible to a broad audience, dispelling falsehoods in the process…”

— KQED
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419746901
ISBN-10: 1419746901
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts
Publication Date: September 8th, 2020
Pages: 208