Gitmobooks: Blog about Guantanamo Prison Library Books

Charlie Savage schreibt für die New York Times über Guantanamo, als „Nebenprodukt“ seiner Arbeit hat er nun das Fotoblog Gitmobooks über die Gefängnisbibliothek und die Bücher dort angelegt: Captain America, Harry Potter und The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook.

As part of Savage’s reporting on Gitmo, he has also created a photo blog that gives us insight into the prison library and its odd collection of books. The library offers prisoners access to Captain America comics (that must go over well with enemy combatants); pulp romance books by Danielle Steele (another choice pick for Islamists); the complete Harry Potter series (I imagine the Prisoner of Azkaban volume hits home); some more serious works by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, C.S. Lewis, Tolkien and Charles Dickens; an assortment of religious books; and the occasional self help book like The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook.

Open Culture: The Odd Collection of Books in the Guantanamo Prison Library