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No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

$19.99

$19.99

Where have I come from? From the land of rivers, the land of waterfalls, the land of ancient chants, the land of mountains...

Since 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani has been held in the Manus Island offshore processing centre.

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 six years of incarceration and exile.

Do Kurds have any friends other than the mountains?

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760784942
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 26/11/2019
  • Category: Biography & True Stories / True stories
    Biography & True Stories / Diaries, letters & journals
  • Imprint: Picador Australia
  • Pages: 416
  • Price: $19.99

Where have I come from? From the land of rivers, the land of waterfalls, the land of ancient chants, the land of mountains...

Since 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani has been held in the Manus Island offshore processing centre.

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 six years of incarceration and exile.

Do Kurds have any friends other than the mountains?

Awards

Long-listed for Colin Roderick Award 2019Long-listed for Colin Roderick Award 2019.

Winner for ABIA General Non-fiction of the Year 2019Winner for ABIA General Non-fiction of the Year 2019.

Winner for Victorian Premier's Literary Award Victorian Prize for Literature 2019Winner for Victorian Premier's Literary Award Victorian Prize for Literature 2019.

Author Information

Behrouz Boochani holds a Masters degree in political geography and geopolitics. He is a Kurdish-Iranian journalist, scholar, cultural advocate, writer and filmmaker, founder of the Kurdish language magazine Weya, an Honorary Member of PEN International. In 2013, he fled Iran and became a political prisoner of the Australian Government incarcerated in the Manus Regional Processing Centre (Papua New Guinea).
Translator Dr Omid Tofighian is a lecturer, researcher and community advocate based at the American University of Cairo and University of Sydney. His work combines philosophy with interests in rhetoric, religion, popular culture, transnationalism, displacement and discrimination. He contributes to community arts and cultural projects and works with asylum seekers, refugees and young people from Western Sydney. He has published numerous book chapters and journal articles and is author of Myth and Philosophy in Platonic Dialogues (Palgrave 2016). He has translated a number of articles for Behrouz Boochani for the Guardian.

AUTHOR EVENTS

26 October 2019

Join Behrouz Boochani and Omid Tofighian at the UBUD event No Friend But The Mountains as they discuss NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS.

9:00 AM

Taman Baca. Festival Hub
Jl. Raya Sanggingan Bali 80571 Website



27 October 2019

Join Behrouz Boochani and Omid Tofighian at the UBUD Writers Festival event Stories of Seeking Asylum as he discuss NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS.

12:00 PM

Plataran Ubud Hotel
Jl. Hamoman Pengosekan Ubud Bali 80571 Website



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