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‘Music is a way of reclaiming time’: Behrouz Boochani’s lauded memoir becomes a poetic musical event

Composer Luke Styles has drawn upon Boochani’s acclaimed book, No Friend But the Mountains, to create an immense song cycle

A little blond girl plays in the shallows at Christmas Island, oblivious to a tugboat filled with exhausted refugees pulling up to a pier for Australian government “processing” in the…

  • Steve Dow
  • The Guardian

For Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker and writer Behrouz Boochani, traumatised by nearly drowning at sea and still struggling to walk, this girl is “like the cool gentle breeze this…

She is his “first real impression of Australia”.

London-based Australian composer…

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