Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.
Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding.
Table of Contents Translator?s Note I. Frankfurt Airport II. Peshawar, Pakistan III. Kandahar, Afghanistan IV. Kusca, Turkey V. Guantanamo Bay, Camp X-Ray VI. Bremen, Hemelingen VII. Guantanamo Bay, Camp X-Ray VIII. Guantanamo Bay, Camp Delta IX. Guantanamo Bay, Camp Echo X. Guantanamo Bay, Camp 4 XI. Ramstein Air Base, Germany XII. Bremen, Hemelingen Chronology of Events Translator?s note: Despite being born in Germany and having lived his whole life there, Murat Kurnaz was not a German citizen at time of his detention in Guantanamo. German citizenship law is based primarily on ethnicity and family relation. Thus, the descendents of the numerous Turkish immigrants who worked to help rebuild post-war Germany, though born in the country, are not automatically issued German passports. Since obtaining German citizenship is a complicated process?and residence permits entitle holders to most of the rights afforded by the state?many ?foreigners? in Germany simply opt to live with their status as permanent resident aliens. Kurnaz wrote his account of his years in Guantanamo in conjunction with a German journalist named Helmut Kuhn, who helped him shape his story into a coherent narrative. I have chosen to omit some typical German narrative techniques?chiefly transitions from the narrative past to the present tense to build tension?from this translation. These techniques are unfamiliar in English and would, I felt, only have created confusion. The issue of how to translate the Koran is highly contentious, as there is no standard English rendering of the book. I have tried to convey the sense of the Koranic quotations and other religious material in this book as neutrally as possible and would ask for readers? indulgence of any infelicities. [MSOffice1]
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Kurnaz, Murat, 1982-.
Prisoners of war -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Cuba -- Guantãaanamo Bay Naval Base -- Biography.
Human rights -- Government policy -- United States.
Combatants and noncombatants (International law) -- Biography.
Military bases, American -- Law and legislation -- Cuba.
Detention of persons -- Cuba -- Guantãaanamo Bay Naval Base.
War and emergency powers -- United States.