Posted on 08/12/2019 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
A Kurdish Iranian author has won yet another literary award from the same country that’s holding him in a detention center.
Behrouz Boochani received the $25,000 National Biography Award for No Friend but the Mountains, his memoir of seeking refuge in Australia, only to be held in a detention center off the mainland.
Boochani has already accepted three other literary prizes — virtually — in 2019, his sixth year of captivity on Manus Island.
He accepted Monday's award via WhatsApp, the same text-message app that he used to write No Friend but the Mountains.
The Guardian has more back story on Boochani's plight.
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