Refugee detained in PNG wins Australia’s richest literary prize

Refugee detained in PNG wins Australia’s richest literary prize

An Iranian asylum-seeker detained in Papua New Guinea under Australian asylum laws has won Australia’s most valuable literary prize. Behrouz Boochani, a Kurd who has been held on PNG’s Manus Island since 2013, was awarded the Victorian Prize for Literature on Thursday. Boochani reportedly wrote the work on his phone and sent it to a translator bit-by-bit in text messages.

KCooper
KCooper
Jus Saying
Jus Saying 1 year

Tried to enter the country illegally got caught, can't complain about where you're sent.

Andrew Johnston
Andrew Johnston 1 year

Motive unknown at this time

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

Australia: one of the most racist and xenophobic countries in the "civilized" world. Their gov't has been censured by the UN for keeping people in that concentration camp on Manus Island.

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