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Behrouz Boochani

  • Old Museum Building 480 Gregory Tce Bowen Hills Australia (map)

No Friend but the Morning


Join Associate Professor Susan Harris Rimmer and Kate Schuetze at The Old Museum for a special Skype event with Manus Island detainee, journalist, filmmaker and author Behrouz Boochani discussing his memoir No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison.

Where have I come from? From the land of rivers, the land of waterfalls, the land of ancient chants, the land of mountains...

In 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island. He has been there ever since.

People would run to the mountains to escape the warplanes and found asylum within their chestnut forests...

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 five years of incarceration and exile.

Do Kurds have any friends other than the mountains?


Event Information

Date & Time

Wednesday 3 October 2018


Doors to Theatre 5.30pm

Adult $20.50

General Admission

Fully Seated

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