Guantanamo Voices Book

“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

A New York Times pick for best graphic novels of 2020.

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.

The artists involved in the book are: Nomi Kane, Hazel Newlevant, Gerardo Alba, Alexandra Beguez, Omar Khouri, Maki Naro, Jeremy Nguyen, Tracy Chahwan, Kane Lynch, Kasia Babis, and Chelsea Saunders. The cover is by Maria Nguyen and the color palette was developed by Kazimir Lee. The book also reprints original drawings by Guantanamo prisoner Abu Zubaydah.

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