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Author Kohen, Arnold S.

Title From the place of the dead : Bishop Belo and the struggle for East Timor / Arnold S. Kohen ; introduction by the Dalai Lama
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Lion Publishing, 1999


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Description 398 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : map, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction / Dalai Lama -- Preface: Defender of His People -- 1. What Led to This -- 2. Forebears -- 3. The Early Years -- 4. Disintegration -- 5. Return to the Funeral Pyre -- 6. Bishop -- 7. Santa Cruz and Beyond -- 8. "If I Have to Go to Hell, I'll Go to Hell" -- 9. Nobel -- 10. Perseverance
Summary In 1975, Indonesia illegally invaded East Timor, until then a Portuguese colony. Since then, an estimated 200,000 people, 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, the first Catholic bishop ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In From the Place of the Dead, journalist Arnold Kohen has written the first full-length biography of Bishop Belo. Kohen, who has had unparalleled access to Bishop Belo for the past five years, provides not only a penetrating portrait of the Timorese prelate, but also the definitive account of a tortured country and the politics in which it is embroiled
Notes Originally published: New York: St. Martins Press: 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-382) and index
Subject Belo, Carlos Ximenes.
Catholic Church -- Timor-Leste -- Bishops -- Biography.
Catholic Church -- Indonesia -- Timor-Leste -- Bishops -- Biography
Bishops -- Indonesia -- Timor Island -- Biography.
Government, Resistance to -- Indonesia -- Timor Island.
Human rights -- Indonesia -- Timor Island.
Timor-Leste -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 0745950108 (paperback)
Other Titles Bishop Belo and the struggle for East Timor