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Christian Lorentzen: ‘Guantánamo Diary’

5 February 2015
Guantánamo Diary 
by Mohamedou OuldSlahi, edited by Larry Siems.
Canongate, 379 pp., £20, January 2015, 978 1 78211 284 6
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... In​ the autumn of 2001 Mohamedou OuldSlahi was working in Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, setting up computer networks. He was born in the hinterlands, son of a nomadic camel trader, and had picked up the trade in Germany; he went to the University of Duisberg on a scholarship in 1988, at the age of 17 ...

The Indecisive Terrorist

Mary Anne Weaver: Ziad al-Jarrah

8 September 2011
... he had relatives. He chose Germany because Canada was too distant and because there his family would insist that he marry a cousin. So with another cousin, Salim, whom he had grown up with and who was as close to him as a brother, he set off for Greifswald to study German before entering university. On their arrival, the pair were placed in the charge of an ...

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