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    Time, torture and Manus island: an interview with Behrouz Boochani and Omid Tofigian

    Bhatia, Monish and Bruce-Jones, Eddie (2021) Time, torture and Manus island: an interview with Behrouz Boochani and Omid Tofigian. Race & Class 62 (3), pp. 77-87. ISSN 0306-3968.

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    Former asylum seeker detainee and journalist Behrouz Boochani (author of No Friend but the Mountains) and his collaborator Omid Tofighian speak about the experience of indefinite incarceration on Australia’s Manus Island and the psychological toll of waiting. They compare this form of detention to prison and the existential impact to torture. This Kyriarchal System, they argue, strips the individual of identity and humanity and they explain how such a system can perhaps be better questioned through the poetic fiction that Boochani has used in his path-breaking narrative than to appeal to dry rational facts and figures.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Behrouz Boochani, Chauka, immigration detention, Kyiarchal System, Manus Island prison, No Friend but the Mountains, Omid Tofighian, torture.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Eddie Bruce-Jones
    Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2021 06:47
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:07


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