Guantanamo: My Journey

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The personal account of David Hicks, and his five and a half years spent in the notorious prison, Guantanamo Bay.

 
Guantanamo: My Journey, David Hicks

The personal account of David Hicks, and his five and a half years spent in the notorious prison, Guantanamo Bay.

In 1999 a young man from suburban Adelaide set out on an overseas trip that would change his life forever.

Initially, he was after adventure and the experience of travelling the Silk Road.

But events would set him on a different path. He would be deemed a terrorist, one of George W. Bush's 'worst of the worst'. He would be incarcerated in the world's most notorious prison, Guantanamo Bay. And in that place where, according to an interrogator in Abu Ghraib, 'even dogs won't live', he was to languish for five and a half years, suffering horror, torture and abuse, while Australians were told who he was - by politicians, the media and foreign governments.

Everyone had an opinion on him. But only he knows the truth. And now, for the first time, David Hicks tells his story.

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2011 Non-Fiction

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  • Trade Paperback
    $34.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9781742752266
    Published: 01/02/2012
    Imprint: William Heinemann Australia
    Extent: 496 pages
  • eBook
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    ISBN: 9781864712858
    Published: 16/10/2010
    Imprint: RHA eBooks Adult
    Extent: 480 pages
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David Hicks

David Hicks

David Hicks was born in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1975. After leaving school, he worked as a jackaroo in the Australian outback before settling in Adelaide. Later, he worked as a horse trainer in Japan before witnessing TV reports of atrocities in Kosovo, which motivated him to travel to Albania. Back in Australia, he developed an interest in politics, especially in disadvantaged, oppressed communities. He then embarked on a journey to Kashmir. During the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, he was apprehended by the Northern Alliance and sold to the US military, which then sent him to Guantanamo Bay, where he spent five and a half years in detention before returning to Australia.