Gift of literature, to ease GTMO solitude

100yearsofsolitude‘I have a choice: I can either try to help another human escape from darkness or I can look away and do nothing. And I chose to help.’

– Unnamed son of a victim of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, explaining why he donated books to the prison camp where men charged with those attacks, and more than a hundred other noncitizens, are detained. As reported by Carol Rosenberg, GTMO tweeter extraordinaire, in a recent Miami Herald article, anonymous donor filled 2 suitcases with books after learning that he would have an opportunity to view 9/11 proceedings. Most of the 70 volumes, featuring classic novels by writers like Steinbeck, Dickens, and Garcia Marquez, are accessible to readers of Arabic.

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