Writer and former Guantánamo detainee.

To My Heart

When I was 19 years old, I was shipped to Guantanamo detention. I didn't know where I was, had no idea why I was there. I asked, "What I have done?" They said, "We don't know." They said, "Our job is to interrogate you and ask you questions." They told me, "You're an Egyptian, your name is Adel, and you are a general." I am from Yemen actually, Arab peninsula, the country of love.

To listen to the “Love Me” podcast from CBC Radio featuring my story and narration, click here.