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Description - My Guantanamo Diary by Mahvish Khan

Mahvish Khan is an American lawyer, born to immigrant Afghan parents in Michigan. Outraged that her country was illegally imprisoning people at Guantanamo, she volunteered to translate for the prisoners. She spoke their language, understood their customs, and brought them Starbucks chai, the closest available drink to the kind of tea they would drink at home. And they quickly befriended her, offering fatherly advice as well as a uniquely personal insight into their plight, and that of their families thousands of miles away. For Mahvish Khan the experience was a validation of her Afghan heritage-as well as her American freedoms, which allowed her to intervene at Guantanamo purely out of her sense that it was the right thing to do. Mahvish Khans story is a challenging, brave, and essential test of who she is-and who we are.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586484989
ISBN-10: 1586484982
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mahvish Khan

Mahvish Khan is a law school graduate and journalist. She has published in the The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post and other media. She lives in San Diego.

Books By Mahvish Khan

My Guantanamo Diary by Mahvish Khan
Paperback, June 2009