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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Last Days in Manus Prison
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'On 31 October 2017 the Australian Government officially closed down the Manus Island immigration detention centre in Lombrum and ordered PNG authorities to evict the incarcerated refugees. The detainees refused to move to another prison camp and demanded freedom. A 23-day siege began with water, food, electricity and other services discontinued or shut off. The following dialogue between Behrouz Boochani and Omid Tofighian through Whatsapp voice/text messaging communicates the anticipation of various acts of resistance leding up to the closure and the articles written and translated with urgency during that period.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Meanjin Slave to the Algorithm vol. 77 no. 4 Summer 2018 15360812 2018 periodical issue

    'Meanjin did not publish a piece of fiction until 1943 - 'we still strive to talk poetry', founding editor Clem Christesen observed, perhaps tellingly, in the first Meanjin of December 1940.' (Jonathan Green Editorial introduction)

    pg. 32-45
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  • Manus Island,
    Papua New Guinea,
    Pacific Region,
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