Patriot Acts

PATRIOT ACTS: NARRATIVES OF POST-9/11 INJUSTICE

Edited by Alia Malek with a Foreword by Karen Korematsu

In today’s political climate, where threats of mass deportations and a Muslim registry are making the headlines, the issues of civil rights, identity, and belonging explored inside Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice are perhaps more urgent than ever before.

A groundbreaking collection of oral histories, Patriot Acts tells the stories of men and women who were needlessly swept up in the War on Terror. In their own words, narrators recount personal experiences of the post-9/11 backlash that have deeply altered their lives and communities. The eighth book in the Voice of Witness series, Patriot Acts illuminates these experiences in a compelling collection of eighteen oral histories from men and women who have found themselves subject to a wide range of human and civil rights abuses—from rendition and torture, to workplace discrimination, bullying, FBI surveillance, and harassment.

Read excerpts in the Guardian, Salon, and AlterNet

Read reviews in Mother JonesSFGate, and ArabLit

INSIDE THE BOOK  |  ADAMA BAH
Detained for 6 Weeks and Placed on a No-Fly List

Sixteen-year-old Adama Bah was abruptly seized from her home by the FBI on unfounded suspicions that she was a suicide bomber.

Read her story here