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The General: the ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantánamo

The General: the ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantánamo

Errachidi, Ahmed, 1966- author; Slovo, Gillian, 1952- author

On September 11th 2001, in a café in London, Ahmed Errachidi watched as the twin towers collapsed. In a series of terrible events, Ahmed was soon sold by the Pakistanis to the Americans and spent 5 and a half years in Guantánamo. There, he was beaten, tortured and humiliated. But Ahmed did not give in. This very ordinary, Moroccan-born London chef became a leader of men. Known by the authorities as The General, he devised protests and resistance by any means possible. But then, Ahmed was freed, his innocence admitted. This is Ahmed's story

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Chatto & Windus, 2013

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Statement of responsibility: Ahmed Errachidi with Gillian Slovo
ISBN: 0701187220, 9780701187224
Physical Description: 196 pages ; 23 cm
Subject: Political prisoners Cuba Guantánamo Bay Naval Base Biography.; Errachidi, Ahmed, 1966-; Biography.; Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.; Moroccans Cuba Guantánamo Bay Naval Base Biography.

Author note

Ahmed Errachidi worked as a chef in London for 18 years before being detained in Guantanamo. Gillian Slovo is a South African-born novelist, playwright, memoirist, and activist. Her work includes Ice Road, Red Dust, and the play Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom.