From August-December 2017, Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish writer detained on Manus Island for the past 5 years, told his story to PositivesNegatives. The exchange was done clandestinely over WhatsApp. Halfway through, the Australian government closed the detention centers but would not allow those there refuge in Australia-or elsewhere.
This is Boochani’s story, before and during that time.
He remains on Manus.
This story is best read on a computer.