By John Martinkus
Written with urgency and compassion by way of a world-renowned Australian journalist, a filthy Little struggle is a narrative packed with drama, horror, human curiosity, political intrigue - or even the extraordinary flash of black humour.
For a long time, John Martinkus was once the one journalist in East Timor. He travelled with guerillas and unearthed the key conflict Indonesia was once waging by contrast fledgling state - a battle that at last erupted and resulted in Australia's troops being referred to as in.
His paintings has been praised by means of Timorese leaders, together with Xanana Gusmao and Jose Ramos Horta. His compelling and passionate stories have been released as lead tales within the international media; and in Australia, the editor of the Daily Telegraph acknowledged John, who was once then writing for the AAP and AP, because the journalist accountable for rallying public opinion in help of the deployment of Australian peacekeepers to the quarter. His information tales have been used as resource fabric via the Australian Senate, the UN and Amnesty foreign.
This is the insider's view of that 'dirty little war'; a first-hand and deeply own account of a stunning interval in our region's background advised in a gripping fashion.
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