Loading Events

« All Events

Guantánamo Kid: Jérôme Tubiana, Alexandre Franc and Jeremy Harding

Tue 12 March @ 7:00 pm

£10

Mohammed El-Gharani was no more than 14 when he left his native country, Saudi Arabia, in order to study English in Pakistan. Shortly after 9/11, he was detained during a raid on his local mosque and taken into the custody of the US army. He was flown first to Kandahar and then to Guantánamo Bay, where he was held and abused for seven years without charge or trial. El-Gharani was one of the youngest prisoners at the camp, and one of the few detainees of African descent.

The journalist and researcher Jérôme Tubiana first told El-Gharani’s story in a Diary piece for the London Review of Books in 2011. In Guantánamo Kid, a collaboration with the comics artist Alexandre Franc, he translates this shocking and important story into graphic novel form.

Jérôme Tubiana and Alexandre Franc will be in conversation with Jeremy Harding, a contributing editor at the LRB.

Organiser

London Review Bookshop
Phone:
020 7269 9030
Email:
http://www.londonreviewbookshop.co.uk/events/2015/4/voices-for-the-voiceless-elena-poniatowska-and-michael-schmidt
Website:
http://www.londonreviewbookshop.co.uk/events/2015/4/voices-for-the-voiceless-elena-poniatowska-and-michael-schmidt

Other

Underground / National Rail Station
Holborn

Venue

London Review Bookshop
London, United Kingdom + Google Map

Leave a Reply

Reed Exhibitions supports and promotes the wider publishing festival of events surrounding London Book & Screen Week but has no operational responsibility for the planning and management of these events in terms of safety and security.  Reed Exhibitions can accept no liability for any losses arising out of visiting these events and visitors to London Book & Screen Week must exercise their own discretion with regard to their itinerary outside London Book & Screen Week.  Please contact the Organiser of the specific event for further information.