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No Friend But the Mountains

Writing from Manus Prison

Behrouz Boochani

A Kurdish-Iranian journalist, illegally detained on Manus Island, shares his first-hand account of five years of incarceration and exile. Laboriously tapped out on a mobile phone and translated from the Farsi, this book is a voice of witness, an act of survival, a cry of resistance, and a vivid portrait of the experience of stateless and imprisoned refugees and migrants worldwide. Winner of the Victorian Prize for Literature, it is an extraordinary account that is disturbingly representative of the current global crisis.
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Great book Essential reading for all Australians who want to know how our gov't treats innocent people simply looking for a safe place to be: we put them in shocking danger and drive them mad. Probably not read by those devout Christians @ScottMorrisonMP and @Peter@PeterDutton_MP      source
Extremely thrilled with #BehrouzBoochani freedom, and now is a great occasion to recommend his book on being illegally detained in Manus Island 's horrific conditions. It's a book that was written one text message at a time on a secret mobile phone in prison      source