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Introducing Manus Prison Theory: Knowing Border Violence – a conversation between Behrouz Boochani & Omid Tofighian – 20th Feb 2020

What? Introducing Manus Prison Theory: Knowing Border Violence

Who? Behrouz Boochani (joining via live stream) & Omid Tofighian

Behrouz Boochani writes…”No Friend But the Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison is the product of five years living in exile on Manus Island, depicting the raw and unadulterated experience of incarceration in a remote prison.

“During these years I have witnessed the ways in which hundreds of imprisoned refugees have resisted the policy of exile and torture, how they have stood up against the political establishment from this forlorn island. However, I have also seen many people lose their lives fighting against the oppression and I have regularly encountered dozens of individuals suffering physical and psychological harm.

My book endeavours to describe life in Manus prison. Until now, nothing has been published that approaches the prison and the system that governs it in the same way – I have yet to use this approach in my journalism and other writings. Until now, I have not been successful in conveying to readers what life is like in this prison in exactly the way I want.”

When? 20th February 2020 5.30-7pm

Where? Outlaws Yacht Club, 38 New York St, LS2 7DY

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