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Book Launch

Updated: Jun 21, 2020


Behrouz Boochani -No Friend But the Mountains:Writing from Manus Prison

​6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Wednesday 3 October 2018

The Old Museum 480 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills

Join Associate Professor Susan Harris Rimmer and Kate Schuetze (from Amnesty International). They will be having a special Skype event with Manus Island detainee, journalist, filmmaker and author Behrouz Boochani , discussing his memoir 'No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison'.

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?

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