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No friend but the mountains : writing from Manus prison / Behrouz Boochani ; translated by Omid Tofighian.

By: Contributor(s): Language: English Original language: Persian Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2018Copyright date: ©2018.Description: xxxiv, 374 pages ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9781760555382
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 325.210994 23
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"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.

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Item type Current library Call number Status Notes Date due Barcode
Book Book SMSA Library Biography BIO BOOC Available September 2018 69730
Book Book SMSA Library Biography BIO BOOC Available September 2018 69136

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