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From the Place of the Dead: The Epic Struggles of Bishop Belo of East Timor
East Timor's struggle for independence under Indonesian occupation has dominated international headlines. Now, as UN troops uphold the August 1999 referendum calling for the island nation's self-rule, From the Place of the Dead offers the only up-to-date, comprehensive analysis of the confrontation through the eyes of one of the most extraordinary leaders to emerge from th ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 13th 2001 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published 1999)
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Everyone should read this book. I will try to put into words what this book conveys, but most likely I will fail miserably, so here it goes. From the Place of the Dead is an enlightening biography about Bishop Belo and the East Timorese Genocide. Kohen does an amazing job of showing the kind of man Belo is; brave, loyal and devout, he never stops fighting to protect the people of his country. At the time of the genocide, Belo is put in the middle of very stressful and demanding circumstances. He ...more