Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Over the Counter #415

What book caught my eye this week as it passed over the library counter and under my scanner?

The eyes were what made me stop and take a look inside....

No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani  and translated by Omid Tofighian.

From Anansi International:

"In 2013, Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island, a refugee detention centre off the coast of Australia.

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 of five years of incarceration and exile.

Winner of the Victorian Prize for Literature, No Friend But the Mountains is an extraordinary account — one that is disturbingly representative of the experience of the many stateless and imprisoned refugees and migrants around the world."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But...I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)


Icewineanne said...

Wow, does it get any more real?? Checking library now for copies. So glad you noticed this one Luanne!
Have a great long weekend :-)

Luanne said...

Yay! Another book connection made!