Guantánamo Kid The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani
Guantánamo Kid
The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani
  • Imprint: SelfMadeHero
  • Publication Date: March 26, 2019
  • Price: $24.99
  • Trim Size: 6 12 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 978-1-910593-66-0
  • EAN: 9781910593660
  • Page Count: 168
  • Illustrations: Black-and-white illustrations throughout
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

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. Written in collaboration with Mohammed El-Gharani, Guantánamo Kid reflects as closely as possible his memories and experiences of life in the camp.

About the author

Jérôme Tubiana is a journalist and researcher. He has contributed to National Geographic, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy, among other publications. Alexandre Franc is the creator of more than a dozen graphic novels, including Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie.