Please join us for the 10th Sandy Duncanson Social Justice Lecture to hear writer, poet and film-maker Behrouz Boochani from his new home in New Zealand, in conversation with his commissioning editor and writer Geordie Williamson.
Behrouz Boochani spent five years imprisoned in the Australian Government's Manus Island offshore detention centre. His stories of surviving physical and mental isolation and uncertainty are a timely source of inspiration, a reminder of our shared humanity, and a call to action.
His book No Friend but the Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison, commissioned by Geordie for Pan Macmillan and covertly delivered from Manus via text messages, has been acclaimed as both a literary masterpiece and critical exposure of Australia's treatment of asylum seekers.
This promises to be a very special celebration of all those who seek to make life better for others, and we would love you to be there with us.