Links to all English language reviews

of Guantánamo Diary 



Mark Danner, NYT Sunday Book Review, 1/20/15, “Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi”

Jenifer Fenton, Al Jazeera, 1/20/15, “Guantánamo Diary: A tale of American torture”

Deborah Pearlstein, Washington Post, 1/20/15, “Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi”

Lucy Popescu, The Independent, 1/20/15, “Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi: A sobering, chilling read”

Publishers Weekly, starred review, “Guantanamo Diary”

Tim Stanley, The Telegraph, 1/22/15, “Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, ‘a necessary book’”

Ian Tuttle, The National Review, 1/22/15, “Slahi’s Tall Tales from GTMO”

Phillippe Sands, Financial Times, 1/23/15, “Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi”

Elias Isquith, Salon, 1/24/15, “Our “American Sniper” sickness: How American exceptionalism wrought Guantanamo”

Scott Shane, New York Times, 1/25/15, “From Inside Prison, a Terrorism Suspect Shares His Diary”

Tony Allen-Mills, The Sunday Times, 1/25/15, “Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi”

Caleb Lauer, The National (UAE), 1/29/15, “A life in limbo: Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantánomo Diary is a shocking indictment of the ’war on terror’”

David Burr Gerard, Bibliophile, 1/29/15, “Inside Guantánamo Bay: Detainee Mohamedou Slahi’s Harrowing Memoir”

The Economist, 1/31/15, “Blame Game”

Shami Chakrabarti, The Observer, 2/2/15, “Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi – devastating, enraging, and funny”

Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker, 2/13/15, “Read Guantánamo Diary”

Christian Lorentzen, London Review of Books, 2/5/15, “We’ll keep humiliating you with American [REDACTED]”

Tom Carter, World Socialist Website, 2/6/15, “Guantánamo Diary: A book that needs to be read”

Pankaj Mishra, The Guardian, 2/13/15, “The Global War on Terror Has Found Its True Witness”

Tamim Sadikali, BookMunch, 2/15/15, “This is a work of inestimable power — Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi”

Anne Richardson, Los Angeles Review of Books, 2/15/15, “Guantánamo Diary: Random American Justice”

Jeff Sparrow, Sydney Morning Herald, 2/21/15, “The diary of Guantanamo prisoner Mahamedou Ould Slahi”

Lawrence Douglas, Irish Times, 2/27/15, “Torture: an Intimate History”

L. Michael Hager, Truthout, 3/8/15, “Guantanamo Diary: A Tale of Captivity, Rendition and Torture”

Samuel Thrope, Haaretz, 3/15/15, “An Israeli Undercurrent Rippling Through Guantanamo”

Noa Yachot, Huffington Post, 3/22/15, “Guantánamo Diary: An Epic for Our Times”

Darryl Li, The New Inquiry, 3/25/15, “Empire Records”

Steven Doyle, Bloomfield Review, 4/1/15, “Guantanamo Diary”

John Yargo, The Millions, 4/15/15, “Reign of Terror: Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s ‘Guantanámo Diary’”

Scott Korb, The New Yorker, 4/16/15, “Guantánamo Diary and the American Slave Narrative”

Chris Serres, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 5/5/15 (reprinted South China Morning Post 6/6/15), “Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi”

Maisaa Youssef, Jadaliyya, 5/19/15, “Reading Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantanamo Diary”

Amir Hafizi, The Malaysian Reserve, 6/10/15, “Guantanamo Diary”

Chris Herlinger, National Catholic Reporter, 7/22/15, “Still-detained author’s memoir from Guantanamo a strange, searing read”

Zoe Bedell, Lawfare, 7/27/15, “Life and Times of a Guantanamo Detainee”; response, Just Security, 7/28/15, Skeptical of Guantánamo Diary? Question the US Government Instead”

Chip Posten, Ashville Citizen-Times, 8/24/15, “‘Guantanamo Diary’ details appalling injustice”

Akshay Ahuja, The Dark Mountain Blog, 9/9/15, “At the Mercy of Fools”; reprinted in Counterpunch, 9/24/15

Marisa Egerstrom, Harvard Divinity Review, Summer/Fall 2015, “The Gospel of Guantánamo”

Theodore McCombs, ElectricLit, 12/4/15, “Alice in Guantánamo: Reading Carroll in the Gitmo Age”

Azadeh Shahshahani, with Leila Sayed-Taha, Huffington Post, 1/6/16, “A Review of ‘Guantanamo Diary'”

Steve Coll, The New York Review of Books, 1/14/16, “An Eloquent Voice from Guantánamo”