Guantánamo Kid: The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani
Jérôme Tubiana, Alexandre Franc
Saudi Arabia offers few prospects for the bright young Mohammed El-Gharani. With roots in Chad, Mohammed is treated like a second-class citizen. His access to healthcare and education are restricted; nor can he make the most of his entrepreneurial spirit.
At the age of 14, having scraped together some money as a street trader, Mohammed seizes an opportunity to study in Pakistan. One Friday in Karachi, Mohammed is detained during a raid on his local mosque. After being beaten and interrogated, he is sold to the American government by the Pakistani forces as a member of Al-Qaida with links to Osama Bin Laden, but Mohammed has heard of neither. The Americans fly him first to Kandahar and then to Guantánamo Bay.
In Guantánamo Kid, Jérôme Tubiana and Alexandre Franc tell the eye-opening, heart-wrenching story of one of Guantánamo’s youngest detainees.
Jérôme Tubiana is a journalist and independent researcher. He has contributed to National Geographic, Foreign Affairs, The London Review of Books, Foreign Policy and many other publications. An expert on conflicts and armed groups in the Sahara, the Horn of Africa and Latin America, he has worked for various NGOs, think tanks and humanitarian organizations, including the International Crisis Group, Action Against Hunger and the United States Institute of Peace. He lives in Paris.
Alexandre Franc is a comic book artist and writer. He is the creator of over a dozen graphic novels, including Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie. He is also an illustrator for youth periodicals, educational books and the communications industry. He lives in Paris.
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publication Date||1 March 2019|
|Illustrations||Black and White|