Boochani stands outside the detention centre where he was locked up for his first three years on Manus Island. Photo: Jonas Gratzer

Using WhatsApp and SMS, refugee Behrouz Boochani writes book on Manus Island suffering

  • The Kurdish refugee has forged an unlikely career from a Pacific detention centre – as an author, speaker and human rights campaigner – and his portrait of life in the facility won Australia’s Victorian Prize for Literature
  • Boochani twice attempted to cross the Timor Sea by boat but he and thousands like him have been sent to Canberra’s offshore asylum-processing sites
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Boochani stands outside the detention centre where he was locked up for his first three years on Manus Island. Photo: Jonas Gratzer
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