The Rumpus reviews Guantanamo

Guantanamo-Frank-Smith-Vanessa-Place-Cover-thumbJeffrey Zuckerman reviews Frank Smith’s Guantanamo for The Rumpus:

The power structure ought to be very simple: the storyteller possesses the tale, and imparts it to an audience. One has the original, and the other creates, upon hearing it, a copy in their own minds. In a way, this is how a community is formed: through a sharing of stories. But the dynamics of an interrogation result in a complete power shift: a story is no longer something to be shared or accepted, but something to be coerced, questioned, tested, and enslaved.

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