Summer night's book chats: No Friend but the Mountains

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spend a light and breezy summer evening discussing some of the biggest books of 2019. Tonight: No Friend but the Mountains - Behrouz Boochani's powerful account of life in detention on Manus Island.

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. 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.

Head to the library catalogue to reserve this title to read before the discussion or bring your own copy.

Need more ideas on what to read? Get a personalised reading list with Your Summer Reads.

Event Details

Event Date Wednesday 22 January, 6:00pm
Event End Date Wednesday 22 January, 7:30pm
Location Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre
No bookings required
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