Behrouz Boochani

In June 2019, Australian Book Review announced the ABR Behrouz Boochani Fellowship, an initiative generously funded by Peter McMullin in association with the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness (University of Melbourne). This initiative was not only created to highlight issues pertaining to ...

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'Flight from Manus' by Behrouz Boochani

Behrouz Boochani
Monday, 25 February 2019

Awake
I am beholding clouds
beholding dreams
and
… beholding the hands of a woman
… she has taken a fragment of me with her
Exactly like the force of a fork
carving out a piece of cake

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News from the Editor's Desk - January-February 2019

Australian Book Review
Wednesday, 26 December 2018

ABR News: Felicity Plunkett named the ABR Patrons' Fellow 2019; a new poem by Behrouz Boochani; the Peter Porter Poetry Prize shortlist announced; the Melbourne Writers' Festival moves; Calibres galore; the 2019 Stella Prize shortlist announced; the Melbourne University Publishing furore; and more ...

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Behrouz Boochani describes being smashed into the sea by the boulder-like weight of an overpacked, splintering boat transporting asylum seekers from Indonesia to Australia. The wreck’s ‘slashed carcass’ gashes the flailing survivors and the bodies of those who have died, and Boochani settles under a wave ...

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Letters to the Editor - April 2019

Marilyn Lake
Friday, 24 August 2018

Letters to the Editor: Tony Kevin from Gordon writes on Jeff Sparrow's Trigger Warnings; John Lowe from Ormond on D. H. Lawrence; and some comments on Behrouz Boochani and his poem 'Flight from Manus' ...

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Letters to the Editor - May 2019

Arnold Zable et al., Roger Levi
Friday, 24 August 2018

Letters to the Editor: Arnold Zable et al. sign an open letter of support for the release of Behrouz Boochani; Roger Levi on Alecia Simmond's article on the horrors of Married At First Sight ...

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