Category: Mansoor Adayfi


Beauty in Mansoor Adayfi “Don’t Forget Us Here”

This September marks the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001. As well, it marks the start of the War on Terror and the start, in January 2002, of the detention of non-combatants such as Mansoor Adayfi at Guantánamo Bay. Adayfi spent fourteen years in Guantánamo. At the age of eighteen, during a cultural mission to Afghanistan, warlords picked him up, in order to claim … Read More Beauty in Mansoor Adayfi “Don’t Forget Us Here”

Politics in “Christian” Songs: Part V

Today, I’m going to finish talking about Zao by looking at their song “Xenophobe,” but before I do that, I want to take a moment and detail what I’ve learned over the course of working on these posts. I’ve started delving more into the topic, finding songs and bands that I totally missed during the late 1990s and early 2000s. I’m also starting to … Read More Politics in “Christian” Songs: Part V


Humanity and Beauty Amidst Brutality

As I read the selections in Sarah Mirk’s Guantánamo Voices, a lot of thoughts came to my mind. I knew about some of this, but I did not know about most the stuff that occurred and continues to occur at Guantánamo. I did not know a bout the bounty program that led to most of the individuals imprisonment far from their homes. I think … Read More Humanity and Beauty Amidst Brutality