The Crocodile: Let’s not accept that history is written by the victors, especially when “victors” means former colonial powers who prefer not to acknowledge the abuses perpetrated under their regimes

The Crocodile, Vincent Eri, 1970

  • Papua New Guinea, #2
  • Borrowed from SF Library
  • Read September 2016
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Recommended for: colonial powers ripe for toppling

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East Timor: False starts

Funu: The Unfinished Saga of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta, 1987

  • East Timor, #1
  • Borrowed from SF Library
  • Rating: 2/5
  • Read: April 2017
  • Recommended for: Experts

The Crossing, Luis Cardoso, 1997

  • East Timor, #2
  • Borrowed from SF Library
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Read: April 2017
  • Recommended for: Exiles

Beloved Land: Stories, Struggles, and Secrets from Timor-Leste, Gordon Peake, 2013

  • East Timor, #5
  • Borrowed from SF Library
  • Rating: 2.5/5
  • Read: April 2017
  • Recommended for: Expositors

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Nights of Storytelling: Always pay attention to the subheading

Nights of Storytelling: A Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia, Raylene Ramsay, ed., 2011

  • New Caledonia, #4
  • Borrowed from SF library
  • Read: May 2016
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Opening line: “For thousands of years the Kanak peoples of New Caledonia have transmitted their values, history, customs, relationships, and collective wisdom from generation to generation through their oral traditions.”
  • Recommended for: students

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