Guantanamo Voices

True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison


An anthology of illustrated narratives about the world’s most infamous prison


ISBN: 9781419746901 Category:

Sarah Mirk


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.

Additional information

Weight 713 g
Dimensions 16.3 x 23.7 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 8 September 2020
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Various, Introduction by Omar El Akkad
Dimensions 16.3 x 23.7 cm
Weight 713 g


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Sarah Mirk is a multimedia journalist whose work focuses on telling nuanced, human-focused stories. She is an editor of The Nib and the former online editor of national feminism and pop-culture magazine Bitch. She lives in Portland, Oregon.