Title: No Friend But the Mountains
Author: BOOCHANI BEHROUZ
Illustrator: TOFIGHIAN OMID (TRANS)
Publication date: 26/11/2019
Publishing status: Active
Where have I come from? From the land of rivers, the land of waterfalls, the land of ancient chants, the land of mountains… </i>
Since 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani has been held in the Manus Island offshore processing centre.
<i>People would run to the mountains to escape the warplanes and found asylum within their chestnut forests… </i>
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 six years of incarceration and exile.
<i>Do Kurds have any friends other than the mountains? </i>
<b>'A chant, a cry from the heart, a lament, fuelled by a fierce urgency, written with the lyricism of a poet, the literary skills of a novelist, and the profound insights of an astute observer of human behaviour and the ruthless politics of a cruel and unjust imprisonment.' ARNOLD ZABLE
Dimension: 198mm X 129mm