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Author Boochani, Behrouz, author

Title No friend but the mountains : writing from Manus prison / Behrouz Boochani ; translated by Omid Tofighian
Published Sydney, New South Wales : Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd, 2018


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Description xxxiv, 374 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary "Where have I come from? From the land of rivers, the land of waterfalls, the land of ancient chants, the land of mountains. In 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island. He has been there ever since. People would run to the mountains to escape the warplanes and found asylum within their chestnut forests. 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 through five years of incarceration and exile. Do Kurds have any friends other than the mountains?"--Publisher's summary
Analysis Australian
Notes "Includes a foreword by Richard Flanagan, plus translator's note and essay"--back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Copyright © Behrouz Boochani 2018 ; translation copyright © Omid Tofighian 2018
Translated from the Farsi
Winner Victorian Prize for Literature, 2019
Subject Boochani, Behrouz.
Manus Island Regional Offshore Processing Centre
Alien detention centers -- Papua New Guinea -- Manus Island.
Detention centers -- Papua New Guinea -- Manus Island
Illegal aliens -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Detention of persons -- Papua New Guinea -- Manus Island.
Detention of persons -- Australia.
Political prisoners -- Biography.
Political prisoners.
Political refugees -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Journalists -- Iran -- Biography.
Political refugees -- Australia -- Biography.
Refugees -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Refugees -- Biography.
Refugees, Kurdish -- Biography.
Refugees, Kurdish -- Biography.
Unauthorized immigration -- Australia -- Anecdotes
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Reading List ALL260 prescribed text 2019
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Reading nook
Reading nook.
Author Flanagan, Richard, 1961- writer of foreword
Tofighian, Omid, translator
ISBN 9781760555382 (paperback)