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East Timor: A Nation's Bitter Dawn

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This book tells the story of the traumatic creation of Asia's youngest country, East Timor, which has been struggling to rebuild itself ever since the mayhem of Indonesia's reluctant withdrawal in 1999. The author, one of a mere handful of journalists who refused to be evacuated in the final days of the Indonesian occupation, gives a vivid first-hand account of the lives o ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Zed Books (first published August 1st 2002)
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Great first-hand account of Timor-Leste's struggle for independence from Indonesia by a Dutch journalist who stayed on to witness unfolding events.
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