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Penguin Audio



Waiting to Be Arrested at Night

Author Tahir Hamut Izgil and narrator Greg Watanabe give a voice to a silenced community and, together, call for listeners to bear witness to the persecution of the Uyghur people.

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Review of ‘Waiting to Be Arrested at Night’

Poet and filmmaker Tahir Hamut Izgil reflects on the Chinese government’s persecution of the Uyghur people in Waiting to Be Arrested at Night (7.5 hours). This personal and harrowing audiobook brings together history, memoir and poetry.

Greg Watanabe’s straightforward narration puts the emotion of Izgil’s story into sharp relief, confronting readers with a reality that…

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