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No Friend but the Mountains

By: Behrouz Boochani,Dr Omid Tofighian
Narrated by: Benjamin Law,Geoffrey Robertson,Isobelle Carmody,Janet Galbraith,Mathilda Imlah,Dr Omid Tofighian,Richard Flanagan,Sarah Dale,Thomas Keneally,Yumi Stynes
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Publisher's summary

The award-winning international best-selling story of one man's six year detention in Australia.

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 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.

©2019 Behrouz Boochani, 2019 Dr Omid Tofighian (P)2019

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"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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