New Narratives of the Costs of War

Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice (Voices of Witness) is a collection of oral histories edited by Alia Malek, author and former Department of Justice attorney. In the book, a compelling collection of eighteen oral histories of men and women  swept up in the War on Terror are compiled as narrators recount personal experiences of the post-9/11 backlash that has altered their lives and communities.

Included in this collection is the story of Adama, a sixteen-year-old Muslim American who was abruptly seized from her home by the FBI on suspicion of being a suicide bomber. Even after her release from detention, she was forced to wear a tracking bracelet for the next three years.

Read an excerpt of Adama’s story here, and stay tuned for the pending PBS documentary Adama about her and her family,  directed by David Felix Sutcliffe and produced by Su Kim.

David Sutcliffe films Adama and family.

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