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No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison
by Behrouz Boochani

Published: 2019-07-02
Paperback : 416 pages
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“Our government jailed his body, but his soul remained that of a free man.” ? From the Foreword by Man Booker Prize–winning author Richard Flanagan

In 2013, Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island, a refugee detention centre off the coast of ...

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“Our government jailed his body, but his soul remained that of a free man.” ? From the Foreword by Man Booker Prize–winning author Richard Flanagan

In 2013, Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island, a refugee detention centre off the coast of Australia.

He has been there ever since.

This book is the result. Laboriously tapped out on a mobile phone and translated from the Farsi.

It is a voice of witness, an act of survival. A lyric first-hand account. A cry of resistance. A vivid portrait of five years of incarceration and exile.

Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Literature, Australia’s richest literary prize, No Friend But the Mountains is an extraordinary account ? one that is disturbingly representative of the experience of the many stateless and imprisoned refugees and migrants around the world.

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