Currently enjoying life as a ‘free man’ in New Zealand, Behrouz Boochani’s book No Friend but the Mountains is a very real reminder that men are living and dying in detention on Manus Island.
Ten copies of the book have been donated to the Richmond-Tweed Library by the Ballina Region for Refugees group.
The donated books will be lent to the library’s Book Clubs as a set.
The aim of the gift is to raise awareness of the extreme hardships endured by people who were sent to offshore detention centres after seeking asylum in Australia.
No Friend but the Mountains tells the story of Manus Island detainees over a period of nearly six years, and the system that led to the deaths of twelve people and crushed the spirits of many more.