East Timor: A Nation's Bitter Dawn by Irena CristalisEast Timor: A Nation's Bitter Dawn by Irena Cristalis

East Timor: A Nation's Bitter Dawn

byIrena Cristalis

Paperback | April 1, 2009

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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 of individual Timorese during the occupation, their struggle for freedom and their endeavors 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.

Irena Cristalisis a Dutch journalist and photographer, who been based in throughout Asia. Her past locations have included Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangkok, New Delhi and East Timor.
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Title:East Timor: A Nation's Bitter DawnFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.44 × 0.9 inPublished:April 1, 2009Publisher:Zed BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1848130139

ISBN - 13:9781848130135

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Table of Contents

Prologue
1. A View from the Ditch
2. Distant Glimmers
3. The Past Casts its Shadow
4. Requiems
5. The Bishop and the Mountain
6. Timor's Joan of Arc
7. The Crocodile Bares its Teeth
8. The Dam Breaks
9. Big Brother Xanana
10. A Difficult Time Never to be Forgotten
11. No Sanctuary
12. 'Fear is the parent of cruelty'
13. 'Asking the fox to look after the chickens'
14. Dancing with Falintil
15. Life in Uaimori
16. 'The Mouth of the Tiger'
17. The Price of Freedom
18. 'A Sea of Flames'
19. Under Siege
20. Counting Bodies
21. Healing the Wounds
22. Reconciliation
23. Independência!
24. Broken Dreams
25. Moving Mountains