Launch of Behrouz Boochani’s book with Megalong Books
“Where have I come from? From the land of rivers, the land of waterfalls, the land of ancient chants, the land of mountains…”
Since 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani has been held in the Manus Island offshore processing centre.
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?
‘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 imprisonment.’ – Arnold Zable
Book launch for Behrouz Boochani’s ” No Friend But The Mountains”
Behrouz will speak via video link from Manus Island
Other speakers will include :
Gabe Kavanagh President of Amnesty in Australia,
Fr Frank Brennan, long time advocate for human rights and social justice.
Afternoon tea will be provided and copies of Behrouz’s book will be for sale
A Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group and Megalong Books initiative
Wentworth Falls School of Arts
Saturday 3rd November 2.30pm to 4.30pm
This event is FREE