The current political climate in the United States lends fresh urgency to the task of remembering the history of enslaved Africans in the Americas, a history that has become vital for understanding today's Islamophobia. To begin this task, this article examines the invocation of the African Muslim slave in Mohamedou Ould Slahi's memoir, Guantánamo Diary, alongside ʿUmar ibn Sayyid's slave autobiography, and expands readings of Islamic prayer in carceral spaces.

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