By John Martinkus
Written with urgency and compassion via a world-renowned Australian journalist, a grimy Little conflict is a narrative jam-packed with drama, horror, human curiosity, political intrigue - or even the ordinary flash of black humour.
For a long time, John Martinkus was once the single journalist in East Timor. He travelled with guerillas and unearthed the key warfare Indonesia used to be waging by contrast fledgling state - a conflict that finally erupted and ended in Australia's troops being known as in.
His paintings has been praised by way of Timorese leaders, together with Xanana Gusmao and Jose Ramos Horta. His compelling and passionate reviews have been released as lead tales within the international media; and in Australia, the editor of the Daily Telegraph acknowledged John, who used to be then writing for the AAP and AP, because the journalist accountable for rallying public opinion in aid of the deployment of Australian peacekeepers to the sector. His information tales have been used as resource fabric by way of 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 heritage informed in a gripping fashion.
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