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No Friend But the Mountains Writing from Manus Prison

Paperback (01 Oct 2019) | English

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"Our government jailed his body, but his soul remained that of a free man." - From the Foreword by Man Booker Prize-winning author Richard Flanagan

In 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island, a refugee detention centre off the coast of Australia.

He has been there ever since.

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 of five years of incarceration and exile.

Winner of the Victorian Premier's Prize for Literature, Australia's richest literary prize, No Friend But the Mountains is an extraordinary account - one that is disturbingly representative of the experience of the many stateless and imprisoned refugees and migrants around the world.

About the Publisher

Anansi International

Anansi International

House of Anansi Press was founded in 1967 by writers Dennis Lee and David Godfrey. Anansi started as a small press with a mandate to publish Canadian writers, and quickly gained attention for publishing authors such as Margaret Atwood, Matt Cohen, Michael Ondaatje, and Erín Moure, as well as George Grant and Northrop Frye. French-Canadian works in translation have always been an important part of the list, and prominent Anansi authors in translation include Roch Carrier, Marie-Claire Blais, and France Daigle. Today, the company specializes in finding and developing Canadian writers of literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including Ken Babstock, Lynn Coady, Patrick DeWitt, Lisa Moore, and Eric Siblin, and in maintaining the culturally significant backlist that has accumulated in the decades since the house was founded.

Book information

ISBN: 9781487006839
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Imprint: Anansi International
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 416
Weight: -1g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm