Guantánamo Diary — the Restored Edition!

On October 16, 2017, the first anniversary of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s release, Hachette (U.S.) and Canongate (U.K.) will release a new RESTORED edition of Guantánamo Diary. Order information is here.

The new edition, with redactions filled in and a beautiful new introduction by Mohamedou, at last brings his full ordeal in U.S. custody into the light.

“Repairing this broken text has been about seeing things that someone wanted hidden,” Mohamedou writes. “The result, like the original uncensored manuscript, is as close as I can come to the truth as I experienced it and understand it, in the best form I can express it.”

With this edition, Mohamedou’s long quest to tell his story is complete.

Guantánamo Diary is now available in 22 languages.

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“A vision of hell, beyond Orwell, beyond Kafka: perpetual torture prescribed by the mad doctors of Washington.”
                    — John le Carré

“Anyone who reads Guantánamo Diary — and anyone with a shred of conscience should do so, now — will be ashamed and appalled. Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s demand for simple justice should be our call to action. Because what’s at stake in this case is not just the fate of one man who, against all odds, managed to tell his story, but the future of our democracy as well.”
                    — Glenn Greenwald


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In the summer and fall of 2005, in an isolation hut in Guantánamo, Mohamedou Ould Slahi handwrote a memoir of what he calls his “endless world tour” of detention and interrogation — an odyssey that began when he turned himself in for questioning in his native Mauritania in November 2001, and included renditions to Jordan, then to Bagram in Afghanistan, and finally to Guantánamo, where he was subjected to one of the most stubborn, deliberate, and cruel Guantánamo interrogations on record. [more]

Guantánamo Diary is available now in the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Finland, Mexico, Denmark, Slovakia, Sweden, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Serbia, Japan, Brazil, Bosnia, Indonesia, Spain, Poland, Croatia, and Czech Republic, and coming soon in Romania, Hungary and China