Guantanamo Boy

  • Anna Perera
  • HarperCollins
  • 1/2/2011
  • ISBN: 9780732293093

RRP: $16.99 (Inc. GST)


For Khalid, the war on terror just got personal. In the tradition of the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, this is the story of one boy’s experience of the war against terror – behind the barbed wire. Khalid is a normal fifteen-year-old. He likes footy, seeing his friends, playing football down the park. He isn’t too excited about visiting his family in Karachi, but his Mum and Dad shame him in to going with them – for the family’s sake. So he goes, and one day opens the door to an unthinkable nightmare. Kidnapped by unknown assailants, Khalid is forced to go to a place no child should ever see. A place where systematic humiliation, torture and brutality are part of the daily routine. A prison he is powerless to escape. A living hell called Guantanamo Bay. Ages 13+

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