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Behrouz Boochani
Behrouz Boochani

Behrouz Boochani graduated from Tarbiat Moallem University and Tarbiat Modares University, both in Tehran; he holds a Masters degree in political science, political geography and geopolitics. He is a Kurdish-Iranian writer, journalist, scholar, cultural advocate and filmmaker. Boochani was writer for the Kurdish language magazine Werya; is Honorary Member of PEN International; winner of an Amnesty International Australia 2017 Media Award, the Diaspora Symposium Social Justice Award, the Liberty Victoria 2018 Empty Chair Award, and the Anna Politkovskaya Award for journalism; and he is non-resident Visiting Scholar at the Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre (SAPMiC), University of Sydney. He publishes regularly with The Guardian, and his writing also features in The Saturday Paper, Huffington Post, New Matilda, The Financial Times and The Sydney Morning Herald. Boochani is also co-director (with Arash Kamali Sarvestani) of the 2017 feature-length film Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time; collaborator on Nazanin Sahamizadeh's play Manus; and author of No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison (Picador 2018).

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27 September 2018

Published during Boochani's fifth year of incarceration on Manus Island, this book is a work of great literary beauty as well as an insightful condemnation of Australia's inhumane refugee policies. Speakers: Behrouz Boochani, political journalist Paul Bongiorno and translator Moones Mansoubi.

6:30 PM

Allan Barton Forum
ANU College of Business and Economics, Level 2, Building 26C Kingsley Street, Acton ACT 2601

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