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Guantanamo Voices

True Accounts from the World's Most Infamous Prison

Sarah Mirk Various



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Abrams ComicArts
08 September 2020
Graphic novels: true stories & non-fiction; Prisons; Prisoners of war
On the morning of September 11, 2001, two planes collided with the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. In January 2002, a group of suspected terrorists were transferred to a Naval Base in Guantanamo, Cuba. They were the first of hundreds of men who would be held there-and 40 still remain. These prisoners were characterized as the worst of the worst but many of them have never been properly charged or tried in a proper court, and have been denied due process. The Guantanamo Bay detention camp is a place that most Americans would rather not think about. But the stories of the people whose lives have been shaped by Guantanamo deserve to have their stories heard. In Guantanamo Voices, journalist Sarah Mirk and her team of talented, diverse artists tell the stories of ten people who spent time at the prison since its opening in 2002, including service members, prisoners, lawyers, and journalists. Guantanamo Voices doesn't ask the simplistic, blackandwhite question about whether Guantanamo is good or bad. Instead, it documents a history that's happening right now-and sheds light on the prisoners and their stories.
By:   Sarah Mirk
Illustrated by:   Various
Imprint:   Abrams ComicArts
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 152mm,  Width: 152mm, 
ISBN:   9781419746901
ISBN 10:   1419746901
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   08 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sarah Mirk is a multimedia journalist whose work focuses on telling nuanced, humanfocused stories. She began her career as a reporter for weekly newspapers, then in 2013 became the online editor of national feminism and popculture magazine Bitch Media. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Reviews for Guantanamo Voices: True Accounts from the World's Most Infamous Prison

...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

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