Thursday, June 13
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
158 Sterling Road
Please join House of Anansi, PEN Canada, MOCA, and Aesop to honour the publication of No Friend but the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani, translated by Omid Tofighian.
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.