Meet Anna Perera, author of Guantanamo Boy

Author: Anna Perera

"I was so shocked and appalled to hear that children had also been held in Guantanamo that I wanted to write a novel about it," says Anna Perera, author of the runaway bestseller Guantanamo Boy. The book tells the story of a young boy who is kidnapped from his home, questioned, and eventually tortured at America's notorious military prison on Guantanamo Bay. Perera wrote it to raise awareness and initiate conversation about torture among young people. "We need to debate it," she says, "otherwise…more


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