No Friend but the Mountains

No Friend but the Mountains

Writing From Manus Prison

Book - 2019
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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 Prize for Literature, 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.

Publisher: [Toronto] : Anansi International, 2019.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781487006839
Branch Call Number: 325.2109 BOOCHANI
Characteristics: xii, 398 pages ; 23 cm


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Mar 01, 2019

Winner of Australia's Victorian Prize for literature, although the author is not allowed to accept the prize in person.


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