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Manus Island detainee wins OZ's richest lit prize

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Manus Island refugee Behrouz Boochani has won the top prize at the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards after organisers made an exception to allow him to enter despite not being an Australian resident or citizen.
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His novel — No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison — won the country's most valuable literary award, the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature, as well as claiming $25,000 for first place in the category of non-fiction.
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"My main aim has always been for the people in Australia and around the world to understand deeply how this system has tortured innocent people on Manus and Nauru in a systematic way for almost six years," he told Guardian Australia.
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Have you read his book? What can you say?
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Why oh why is he still on Manus? Enough is enough.
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While this is wonderful news, my heart is filled with shame that Behrouz Boochani had/has to endure the consequences of a politicking mean spirited government.
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Dutton will be tearing out what hair he has left, followed by self-flagellation.
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Excellent choice
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Congratulation. So inspirational.
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Yay!!!!! He submitted his book an sms at a time!!!
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What a wonderful choice!
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So get this wonderful man off Manus NOW!
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Good luck in the future in your quest for a better life.
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