Tuesday Book Club: ‘No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison’
This week for Tuesday Book Club, Andrew takes a deep dive into the recently released biography of Kurdish poet and philosopher Behrouz Boochani. Entitled ‘No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison’, Boochani conceptualizes his internment on Manus island through both the physical and meta physical, extending concepts of entrapment and debasement beyond the concrete encasing him. Crucially, Boochani’s own journey is not one presented in isolation, but is rather a launch pad for the exploration of the broader eco system of off shore detention, deconstructing social systems on both sides of the barbed wire.
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You can purchase a copy for yourself at: https://www.booktopia.com.au/no-friend-but-the-mountains-behrouz-boochani/prod9781760555382.html