Banned Books Week

The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'Blair's Wars' by John Kampfner

The author on why his book exposing Blair and Bush is banned in Gitmo.
John Kampfner
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'An American Slave' by Frederick Douglass

Douglass has been embraced by America, but not the bosses at Gitmo.
Paul Gilroy
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'Trainspotting' by Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh has no fucking idea why his book is banned from Gitmo.
Irvine Welsh
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'Futility' by Wilfred Owen

Jeremy Paxman finds it "fascinating" that the war poet is banned from Gitmo.
Jeremy Paxman
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture' by Ian Cobain

Ian Cobain totally gets why his book is banned from Gitmo.
Ian Cobain
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'Waiting for Godot' by Samuel Beckett

The enduring absurdist drama has a long entanglement with censors and prison life.
David Leveaux
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'The Merchant of Venice' by William Shakespeare

This banned book reflects the "legal nightmare" of Gitmo, argues Melvyn Bragg.
Melvyn Bragg
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'The Diary of a Young Girl' by Anne Frank

The starkest difference between the captivity of Anne Frank and those in Guantánamo Bay is that Anne Frank and her family were in hiding. It must be so surreal for those in Guantánamo to know that the whole world knows they're there.
Ariel Levy
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'The Kill List' by Frederick Forsyth

The writer says it's "a badge of honour" to be banned in Gitmo.
Frederick Forsyth
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'Blasphemy' by Alan Dershowtiz

"I was shocked to learn that my book had been censored in Guantánamo."
Alan Dershowitz
11.10.14
the vice reader

Six Banned Middle Eastern Books You Should Read

In honour of the brave authors who continue to challenge censorship and Banned Books Week, we made you a reading list.
Alexia Underwood
9.24.14
News

Nationalist Policy Is Turning English Class Into a Joke

Michael Gove is replacing To Kill a Mockingbird with the writings of Meera Syal.
Oscar Rickett
6.3.14