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No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

An account of life inside Manus detention centre, from journalist and asylum-seeker Behrouz Boochani.

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ISBN 9781760555382
Barcode 9781760555382
Published 31 July 2018 by Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Boochani, Behrouz
Translated by Tofighian, Omid
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ISBN-13 9781760555382
ISBN-10 176055538X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador Australia
Publication Date 31 July 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Boochani, Behrouz
Translated by Tofighian, Omid
Category Award Winning
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
True Stories
Australian
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 31mm
Weight 512g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Refugees, Kurdish - Biography, Refugees, Kurdish - Biography, Refugees, Alien detention centers - Papua New Guinea - Manus Island, Political prisoners - Biography
NBS Text True Stories
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 325.210994
Catalogue Code 923285

Description of this Book

I am disintegrated and dismembered, my decrepit past fragmented and scattered, no longer integral, unable to become whole once again. The total collection of scenes turned like pages of a short story, churned through with the speed of light. My god, prison is so horrific. Since 2013, journalist Behrouz Boochani has been held in the Manus Island offshore processing centre. This book is the result: an act of survival. A first-hand account. A cry of resistance. A vivid portrait of four years of incarceration.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Award Victorian Prize for Literature 2019 -- Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-fiction 2019

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Author's Bio

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). Translator Omid Tofighian is a lecturer, researcher and community advocate, combining philosophy with interests in citizen media, rhetoric, religion, popular culture, transnationalism, displacement and discrimination. He completed his PhD in philosophy at Leiden University and graduated with a combined Honours degree in philosophy and studies in religion at the University of Sydney. His current roles include Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the American University in Cairo; Honorary Research Associate for the Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney; faculty at Iran Academia; and campaign manager for Why Is My Curriculum White? - Australasia. He has published numerous book chapters and journal articles, is author of Myth and Philosophy in Platonic Dialogues (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) and translator of Behrouz Boochani's book No Friend but the Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison (Picador 2018).

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