By Mohamedou Ould Slahi
In view that 2002, Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been imprisoned on the detainee camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In a lot of these years, the USA hasn't ever charged him with against the law. even supposing he was once ordered to be published by means of a federal pass judgement on, the U.S. govt fought that call, and there's no signal that the us plans to permit him go.
Three years into his captivity Slahi begun a diary, recounting his existence sooner than he disappeared into U.S. custody and everyday life as a detainee. His diary isn't basically a shiny checklist of a miscarriage of justice, yet a deeply own memoir - terrifying, darkly funny, and unusually gracious. released now for the 1st time, Guantánamo Diary is a rfile of monstrous historic significance.
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In its own way, the house was as horsey as Jane’s, but at a higher, wealthier level: wonderful paintings of horses, including a few by George Stubbs himself, bronzes of horses from every era, shelf after shelf of gleaming polo trophies, some of them works of art in themselves. There was a pianist at the big white Steinway grand playing tunes from Cole Porter, Noel Coward, and Rogers and Hart, while the butler circulated through the room reﬁlling people’s glasses. It was all like stepping back into the 1920s.
That’s what I said to him. ” She paused. ” “Up to a point. ” I knew better than to put the blame on Black Jack. You can’t criticize the horse somebody has lent you—it just isn’t done. Jane chuckled. “Nobody’s done that in years,” she said. ” “Aye, that he did,” Thady said contentedly. “I told him that’s what happens when you get a real daredevil in the hunt ﬁeld. ” He sipped his tea, into which Jane had poured a generous shot of Irish whiskey. ” The same thought had occurred to me, which perhaps explains why I never repeated the experience.
I gave a sigh of relief as we turned off the main road into a narrower, 38 Horse People but quieter, dirt one, then, after what seemed like a long time, onto the gravel of a driveway that took us around the side of a magniﬁcent old brick mansion to a vast expanse of lawn, on which I saw two or three dozen more horses and riders, mixed in with a lot of well-dressed people on foot—for foxhunting is as much a social occasion as a sport, in which seeing who is there and being seen are perhaps more important to most people than killing a fox.
Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi