No friend but the mountains : writing from Manus prison / Behrouz Boochani ; translated by Omid Tofighian.
Contributor(s): Tofighian, Omid [translator.] | Flanagan, Richard [writer of foreword.]Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2018Copyright date: ©2018. Description: xxxiv, 374 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760555382Subject(s): Boochani, Behrouz | Manus Island Regional Offshore Processing Centre | Refugees, Kurdish -- Autobiography | Refugees, Kurdish -- Biography | Refugees -- Australia -- Anecdotes | Political refugees -- Australia -- Anecdotes | Illegal aliens -- Australia -- Anecdotes | Alien detention centers -- Papua New Guinea -- Manus Island | Detention of persons -- Papua New Guinea -- Manus Island | Autobiographies | Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy | AustralianGenre/Form: Autobiographies. DDC classification: 325.210994
"Includes a foreword by Richard Flanagan, plus translator's note and essay"--back cover.
"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.
Copyright © Behrouz Boochani 2018 ; translation copyright © Omid Tofighian 2018
Translated from the Farsi.