longhotsummer wrote:I realize now, any opposing viewpoint, will not be tolerated.
Sammy Sofa wrote:Never underestimate the desire of people to leap in front of the bullet of criticism directed at a bunch of horsefeathers who showed up to protest against women's reproductive rights decked out in MAGA gear, and then decided to pick on an old Native American protester because he got between them and the nutsoid Black Israelities. Gee, if only we could figure out why they would possibly done that...
Like, their "best" defense is, "we thought the non-white guy with the drum was with the crazy black guys yelling at us!"
During Boochani's years-long detention, he wrote his book in Farsi, in dispatch after dispatch sent via WhatsApp, which Tofighian then translated into English and organized. The result is a hybrid text that eschews easy classification, combining journalism, poetry and critical theory to craft what the prize's judges called "a new understanding both of Australia's actions and of Australia itself."
"Altogether, this is a demanding work of significant achievement," they explained in their citation. "No Friend But the Mountains is a literary triumph, devastating and transcendent."
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