No Friend But The Mountain by Behrouz Boochani

To be without home is to be without identity. Thus the struggle of Boochani begins as a refugee and ends in Manus Prison, on an island off the coast of Australia. Written in a series of text messages, this book captures the poetry and horror of the refugee experience. It is dark, painful and completely engrossing. The humanity is at the centre of the book, yet rarely at the centre of public policy. Fascinating read. Highly recommended.

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