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Author Boochani, Behrouz, author.

Title No friend but the mountains : writing from Manus Prison / Behrouz Boochani ; translated by Omid Tofighian ; [foreword by Richard Flanagan].

Publication Info. [Toronto] : Anansi International, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    325.2109 BOO    Available
Description xii, 398 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Original manuscript title unknown.
Summary "In 2013, Kurdish 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 through five years of incarceration and exile."-- Provided by publisher.
Language Translated from the Farsi.
Awards Victorian Prize for Literature, 2019
Subject Boochani, Behrouz.
Boochani, Behrouz -- Imprisonment.
False imprisonment -- Papua New Guinea -- Manus Island.
Refugees, Kurdish -- Papua New Guinea -- Manus Island -- Biography.
Iranians -- Papua New Guinea -- Manus Island -- Biography.
Illegal aliens -- Papua New Guinea -- Manus Island -- Biography.
Journalists -- Papua New Guinea -- Manus Island -- Biography.
Alien detention centers -- Corrupt practices -- Papua New Guinea -- Manus Island.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Tofighian, Omid, translator.
Flanagan, Richard, 1961- author of foreword.
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