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Author Boochani, Behrouz, author.

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

Published Sydney, New South Wales : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2018.
©2018.

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 UniM Bail  325.210994 BOOC    DUE 10-11-19 BONUS OFFSITE +1 HOLD
Physical description xxxiv, 374 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Notes "Includes a foreword by Richard Flanagan, plus translator's note and essay"--back cover.
Summary "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.
NOTES Copyright © Behrouz Boochani 2018 ; translation copyright © Omid Tofighian 2018.
Language notes Translated from the Farsi.
Other author Tofighian, Omid, translator.
Flanagan, Richard, 1961- writer of foreword.
Subject Boochani, Behrouz.
Manus Island Regional Offshore Processing Centre.
Refugees, Kurdish -- Biography.
Political refugees -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Detention of persons -- Papua New Guinea -- Manus Island.
Alien detention centers -- Papua New Guinea -- Manus Island.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Australian.
ISBN 9781760555382 (paperback)