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Bitter Dawn: East Timor - A People's Story


Bitter Dawn: East Timor - A People's Story

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    Available in PDF Format | Bitter Dawn: East Timor - A People's Story.pdf | English
    Irena Cristalis(Author)
Few new nations have endured a birth as traumatic as that endured by Asia's youngest country, East Timor. Born amid the flames, pillage and mayhem that surrounded Indonesia 's reluctant withdrawal in 1999, it has been struggling for years to rebuild itself from the ashes. The author, one of a handful of journalists to refuse to be evacuated during the nightmarish Indonesian withdrawl, stayed on to report East Timor to the world, and to keep faith with the East Timorese whose story she wanted to tell.
Her book is a vivid first-hand account of the lives of individual Timorese during the long decades of Indonesia 's repressive occupation, their often heroic struggle for freedom, and their efforts to cope with the dramatic historic shifts engulfing them and their endeavours to rebuild their homeland.

Based on years of research, and lengthy interviews with East Timor 's leaders, priests, nuns, students and guerrilla fighters, this moving and extremely readable book is at the same time also an exploration of the complexities of the country's internal politics.

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  • PDF | 368 pages
  • Irena Cristalis(Author)
  • Zed Books; 1 edition (1 April 2002)
  • English
  • 10
  • Biography
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  • By Anders Kabel on 30 November 2002

    Irena Cristalis has put her life and soul into the reporting the injustice that was the occupation and submission of East Timor. Now that a new chapter in the story of East Timor has begun Cristalis has given us this very beautiful book about the long fight that came before. She has an accute insight and a wealth of knowledge from the many times she came to East timor and gave justice a voice.The book is very well writen and can be used by academics aswell as other people who wish to learn from one of the very few outsides that cared enough to make the fight of the east timores her own. Cristalis is a true journalist and her book that stands high above the many other books that have been published on East Timor.

  • By Han D on 18 November 2011

    Irene Crystalis provides a first-hand journalistic account of the events surrounding Timorese independence. Even after more than ten years, it still provides a lot of insight into Timorese politics. Strongly recommended.

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