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The Resource No friend but the mountains : writing from Manus prison, Behrouz Boochani ; translated by Omid Tofighian

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

Label
No friend but the mountains : writing from Manus prison
Title
No friend but the mountains
Title remainder
writing from Manus prison
Statement of responsibility
Behrouz Boochani ; translated by Omid Tofighian
Title variation
Writing from Manus Prison
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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?
Summary
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.
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, General Non Fiction Book of the Year, 2019.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Victorian Prize for Literature, 2019.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction, 2019.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10662522
Cataloging source
ANL
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Boochani, Behrouz
Dewey number
325.210994
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1961-
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  • Tofighian, Omid
  • Flanagan, Richard
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True
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  • Boochani, Behrouz
  • Manus Island Regional Offshore Processing Centre
  • Refugees
  • Political refugees
  • Illegal aliens
  • Alien detention centers
  • Detention of persons
  • Refugees, Kurdish
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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writing from Manus Island
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Label
No friend but the mountains : writing from Manus prison, Behrouz Boochani ; translated by Omid Tofighian
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Includes a foreword by Richard Flanagan, plus translator's note and essay"--back cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062160609
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 374 pages
Isbn
9781760555382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031466787
Label
No friend but the mountains : writing from Manus prison, Behrouz Boochani ; translated by Omid Tofighian
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Includes a foreword by Richard Flanagan, plus translator's note and essay"--back cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062160609
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 374 pages
Isbn
9781760555382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031466787

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