The Resource Beloved land : stories, struggles and secrets from Timor-Leste, Gordon Peake

Beloved land : stories, struggles and secrets from Timor-Leste, Gordon Peake

Label
Beloved land : stories, struggles and secrets from Timor-Leste
Title
Beloved land
Title remainder
stories, struggles and secrets from Timor-Leste
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Peake
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the stroke of midnight on 20 May 2002, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste became the first new nation of the 21st century. From that moment, those who fought for independence have faced a challenge even bigger than shaking off Indonesian occupation: running a country of their own. Beloved Land picks up the story where world attention left off. Blending narrative history, travelogue, and personal reminiscences based on four years of living in the country, Gordon Peake shows the daunting hurdles that the people of Timor-Leste must overcome to build a nation from scratch, and how much the international community has to learn if it is to help rather than hinder the process. Family politics, squabbles, power struggles, old romances, and even older grudges are woven into life in this land of intrigue and rumours in the most remarkable ways. Yet above all, Beloved Land is a story about the one million East Timorese who speak nearly 20 different languages, and who are exuberantly building their nation. Written with verve and deep affection, the book introduces a set of colourful Timorese and international characters, and brings them to life unforgettably
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
959.8704
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS649.7
LC item number
.P43 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Beloved land : stories, struggles and secrets from Timor-Leste, Gordon Peake
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn868580619
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (VI, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781921863592
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3e171b73-8f19-4cf2-9990-93e7d87994c1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29043694
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868580619
  • pebco1921863595

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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