The Kurdish-Iranian author, journalist and activist Behrouz Boochani has had a mention in the Danish newspaper "Information"´s book section (16 August 2019). He wrote his book "No Friend but the Mountains" from his incarceration on Manus. Painstakingly sent via messages from his mobile phone to his friend who translated it to English, it won the Victorian Prize for Literature. He couldn't come to the ceremony as he wasn't allowed to enter Australia. The news comes up now, as he has now also won the National Biography Award. He made his thank you speech via mobile phone, where he amongst other things said that history will condemn this generation, and it will condemn us all in this hard and dark period in Australia's history. Information in English can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behrouz_Boochani
NZ band Tiny Ruins playing at Malmö Festival today, Friday 9 August, at 5.30pm on Gustavscenen. See you there!
The Wild West
If anyone would like to meet up with a couple of fellow countrymen (I've forgotten what the gender neutral version of "countrymen" is) from the Wild West (i.e. Jutland), turn up "Under Uret" (under the clock in the middle of the main hall at the main railway station in Copenhagen) at 11.30 am on Sunday 4 August. From there we'll probably find a café.
The Black Seeds
The Black Seeds are playing on Monday 5 August in Lille Vega in Copenhagen. Entry 255 kr.