Bitter Dawn: East Timor: A People's Story

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Zed Books, Sep 6, 2002 - History - 320 pages
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This book is a vivid first-hand account of the birth of the world's youngest county, East Timor, of the lives of individual Timorese during the long decades of Indonesia's repressive occupation, of their often heroic struggle for freedom, and of their efforts to cope with and make sense of the dramatic historic shifts engulfing them. Based on years of research, and lengthy interviews with East Timor's past, present, and future leaders, the book explores the complexities of East Timor's internal politics.

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East Timor: A Nation's Bitter Dawn is an incredible contemporary account of Timor in the run-up to independence and the tragedies that befell so many of its people. It is a defining work on the ... Read full review

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Irena Cristalis is a Dutch journalist and photographer, who since 1990 has been based in East Asia.

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