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From the Place of the Dead - Bishop Belo and the Struggle for East Timor


Kohen, Arnold K. - Intrduction by The Dali Lama
From the Place of the Dead - Bishop Belo and the Struggle for East Timor
ISBN: 0745950108
Book Number: 53857
Lion 1999 8vo. Softcover. 398pp. Very good. Index. Illustrations. In 1975, Indonesia illegally invaded East Timor, until then a Portuguese colony. Since then, an estimated 200,000 persons, nearly one-third of the territory's original population, have perished from war, famine, and killings. Now, after the fall of Indonesia's longtime strongman, General Suharto, East Timor is in the public eye, and seems on the verge of winning independence. No one has been more crucial to this development than Bishop Belo. His inspiring story recalls the struggle of Mahatma Gandhi, whose non-violent philosophy greatly influenced the Timorese bishop. In the face of assassination threats as well as excruciating pressure from enemies and friends alike, Bishop Belo has been a moral beacon and an unflinching defender of his martyred people in their fight against injustice.
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