No Friend But the Mountains

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.

No Friend But the Mountains

No Friend But the Mountains

'Our government jailed his body, but his soul remained that of a free man.' Richard FlanaganIn 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally and indefinitely detained on Manus Island.This book is the result. Written on a smuggled mobile phone and translated from Farsi, it is a voice of witness, an act of survival. A lyric first-hand account. A cry of resistance. A vivid portrait through six years of incarceration and exile that - against all the odds - became an award-winning national bestseller. WINNER OF THE VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY PRIZE FOR LITERATURE, AND THE PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019 WINNER OF THE NSW PREMIER'S AWARD 2019 WINNER OF THE ABIA GENERAL NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY AWARD 2019INAUGURAL WINNER OF THE BEHROUZ BOOCHANI AWARD FOR SERVICES TO ANTHROPOLOGY LONGLISTED FOR THE COLIN RODERICK LITERARY AWARD 2019 PRAISE FOR NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS'Bears lucid, poetic and devastating witness to the insane barbarity enacted in our name.' Michelle de Kretser'A poetic, yet harrowing read, and every Australian household should have a copy.' Maxine Beneba Clarke'A powerful account ... made me feel ashamed and outraged. Behrouz's writing is lyrical and poetic, though the horrors he describes are unspeakable.' Sofie Laguna'A shattering book every Australian should read.' Benjamin Law'A magnificent writer. To understand the true nature of what it is that we have done, every Australian, beginning with the prime minister, should read Behrouz Boochani's intense, lyrical and psychologically perceptive prose-poetry masterpiece.' The Age'An essential historical document.' The Australian

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Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Behrouz Boochani
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-26 - Publisher: Picador

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No Friend but the Mountains
Language: en
Pages:
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Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-02 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

The Award-winning International Bestseller In 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani sought asylum in Australia but was instead illegally imprisoned in the country’s most notorious detention centre on Manus Island. He has been there ever since. This book is the result. Behrouz Boochani spent nearly five years typing passages of this
No Friends But the Mountains
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Judith Matloff
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-07 - Publisher:

A veteran war correspondent journeys to remote mountain communities across the globefrom Albania and Chechnya to Nepal and Colombiato investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heights Mountainous regions are home to only ten percent of the world s population yet host a strikingly disproportionate share of the world
No Friend But the Mountains
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Behrouz Boochani
Categories: Literary Collections
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No Friends But the Mountains
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: John Bulloch, Harvey Morris
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