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No friend but the mountains : the true story of an illegally imprisoned refugee

By: Boochani, Behrouz Tofighian, Omid(Translated by)

1529028485 / 9781529028485
Paperback
02/05/2019
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United Kingdom
20 cm xiv, 397 pages
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Reprint. Translated from the Persian This translation originally published: Sydney: Picador Australia, 2018.

The Award-winning International Bestselling Story of One Man's Six Year Detention in Australia 'A powerfully vivid account of the experiences of a refugee: desperation, brutality, suffering, and all observed with an eye that seems to see everything and told in a voice that's equal to the task.' - Phillip PullmanIn 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. This book is the result. Boochani spent nearly five years typing passages of this book one text at a time from a secret mobile phone in prison.

Compiled and translated from Farsi, they form an incredible story of how escaping political persecution in Iran, he ended up trapped as a stateless person.

This vivid, gripping portrait of his years of incarceration and exile shines devastating light on the fates of so many people, as borders close around the world. No Friend but the Mountains is both a brave act of witness and a moving testament to the humanity of all people, in the most extreme of circumstances. 'A brilliant book. No Friend but the Mountains can rightly take its place on the shelf of world prison literature . . . It is a profound victory for a young poet who showed us all how much words can still matter.' - Richard Flanagan, Booker Prize winning author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North

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1MBF Australia, BM Memoirs, BTP True stories of heroism, endurance & survival

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