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.”
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. This event run by Avid reader and supported by Amnesty International is a rare opportunity to meet the author (via Skype) and discuss his book.
Providing further insight on the night will be guest speaker Associate Professor Susan Harris Rimmer, an international and human rights law expert from Griffith University. She will be joined by Kate Schuetze, Researcher/Adviser – Refugee and Migrant Rights from Amnesty International, who has been to Manus three times, as well as several trips to Papua New Guinea .
Get your tickets now. This exciting event is not to be missed!