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Omid Tofighian Omid Tofighian i(14342550 works by)
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Omid Tofighian is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, American University in Cairo; Honorary Research Associate for the Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney; faculty at Iran Academia; and campaign manager for Why Is My Curriculum White? - Australasia.

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y separately published work icon No Friend but the Mountains : Writing From Manus Prison No Friend but the Mountains : The True Story of an Illegally Imprisoned Refugee Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2018 14342605 2018 selected work prose

'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? '  (Publication summary)

2019 longlisted 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature
2019 longlisted Colin Roderick Award
2019 winner National Biography Award
2019 special award New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards
2019 winner Mascara Avant-garde Awards Non-Fiction
2019 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Non-Fiction Book of the Year
2019 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Victorian Prize for Literature
2019 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Non-Fiction
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