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B99 A Boy and the Crocodile: The Legend of East
The Boy and the Crocodile is the legend of East Timor, about how the island of Timor got its curious shape. It is also a parable about kindness, and now a children's book that is benefiting vulnerable kids. The book was illustrated by children from the Familia Hope Orphanage in East Timor, including many who lost their parents in the country's violent struggle for independence. proceeds from sales go to the orphanage.
B99a Labarik Ho Lafaek:
Aik-nanoik id husi Timor-Leste
Affirm Press, 2011 $20 paperback
B92 Peace of Wall: Street Art from
The images and words adorning the walls of East Timor reflect the country's
tumultuous history, precarious present and hopeful future. They endow the
social landscape with a rawness and honesty absent from their media, and
echo the struggle towards new nationhood. Peace of Wall is widely contradictory,
emotionally charged, instantly engaging and consistently dramatic. It's
life in East Timor.
B64 Timor-Leste Land of Discovery
B103 Sounds of the Soul: The
Traditional Music of Timor-Leste/ Lian Husi Klamar: Musika Tradisional Husi
The first book about the traditional music of Timor-Leste will appeal to those interested in the traditional culture of Timor, particularly its music, and the visual splendor of the country. The book, the culmination of ten years research, features visually-rich pages in full color, with 20 reproductions of contemporary paintings by selected East Timorese artists. Twenty traditional songs complete with text and music notation in both Western and Indonesian systems. A separate 52-page coloring booklet, Lafaek Holds a Party, introduces Timor's traditional instruments to children aged 5 to 12, with delightful illustrations by Timorese artists, Tony Amaral and Pelle Pereira.
Author and musician Ros Dunlop made her first trip to Timor-Leste in April 2002 with Timor activist brothers Robert and Martin Wesley-Smith. Ros and Martin gave concerts of Martin’s audiovisual pieces about East Timor. Ros then began visiting Timor-Leste regularly to record its special music. The skilled musicians who participated were acutely aware of the importance of recording their music for posterity. The translators and assistants who helped to organize the recording sessions, the artists from Arte Moris Art School, and the young Timorese from the audiovisual archive, Centro Archivo Max Stahl Timor-Leste, helped to make this project happen.
The text is in both Tetun and English.
2012, 160 pp. $75
The book is wonderful and everyone love it. I am playing the music the sound in my car. Loving it. The book is so genuine, like the music inside, ‘genuine, innocence and spontaneous’. --Josh Trindade, Advisor, Research, Analysis and Social-Cultural Issues, Presidential Palace, Dili
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
East Timor Testimony
Generations of Resistance: East Timor
Images of contemporary life in East Timor, illustrate the reality of
existence under Indonesian occupation and the horror of events such as the
1991 Santa Cruz massacre. Having lived among and gained the trust of the
Timorese, Cox's photographs unmasked the deceptions of Indonesian government
propaganda and provided substance to foreign journalists whose reports were
heavily circumscribed by official restrictions. These insights into the
daily struggle with suffering and death in East Timor are accompanied by
an authoritative historical introduction of events since 1975 by Peter Carey.
B26 Inside Out East Timor
Herman Press, Australia. July 1999. 168 pp, 130 photos. $40 paper
B56 Songs of East Timor &
A songbook/CD set with scores for four part choir, words, translations and background information for eighteen songs of significance and beauty from Oceania.
There are songs of the East Timorese struggle for self determination since 1973 (including the national anthem), Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander songs, and songs from the Pacific.
The East Timorese community and others gave advice and assistance.
2005. 52 pp., spiral bound with audio CD. $25
B75 The Testimony Project: Papua
A collection of histories in West Papua. Twelve West Papuans speak for themselves, movingly present their life stories in 'raw narratives' as if the interviewees were speaking directly to the reader. Introduction by Ed McWilliams. Dr. Charles Farhadian, who edited the book, explains: "The goal in creating the book is two-fold. First, it is crucial that Papuans get a chance to speak for themselves, rather than being reinterpreted or silenced for any number of reasons and by any number of people. By speaking for themselves, Papuans demonstrate they are actors in their own right. Second, it is equally important to provide an historical document that records the lives of Papuans at the beginning of the 21st century."