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Kensington (NSW): Book Launch: Behrouz Boochani

29 May 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Behrouz Boochani launches his book, No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Island

Behrouz Boochani

This is a free event.

Presented by Live Crossings with UNSWriting,
Pan MacMillan Australia and Picador

“I am disintegrated and dismembered, my decrepit past fragmented and scattered, no longer integral, unable to become whole once again. The total collection of scenes turned like pages of a short story, churned through with the speed of light. My god, prison is so horrific.”

Since 2013, writer, journalist and refugee Behrouz Boochani has been held in the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre. This book is the result: an act of survival. A first-hand account. A creative cry of resistance.

Written by Boochani in Farsi and translated by Dr Omid Tofighian, No Friend But the Mountains is a vivid portrait of almost five years of incarceration.

Join Dr Tofighian and translation consultant Moones Mansoubi at UNSW Sydney, to hear them converse with Boochani himself via Whatsapp. They will be joined on Whatsapp by Behrouz’s close friend Najmedeen Weysi.

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29 May 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


School of Arts and Media, UNSW


Io Myers Studio
2 High Street
Kensington, NSW Australia
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