Shooting Balibo: Blood and memory in East Timor by Tony Maniaty

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July-August 2009, no. 313

Shooting Balibo: Blood and memory in East Timor by Tony Maniaty

Viking $32.95 pb, 311 pp

Shooting Balibo: Blood and memory in East Timor by Tony Maniaty

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July-August 2009, no. 313

Thirty-four years after the former colony of Portuguese Timor experienced the horrors of invasion by the Indonesian army, the story of the killing of the five television journalists known as the Balibo Five – a persistent subtext of that history – has found new life in the forthcoming feature film Balibo, directed by Arenafilm’s Robert Connolly. In reviewing Tony Maniaty’s related book, I must declare a vested interest: his book Shooting Balibo: Blood and Memory in East Timor has appeared on bookshelves two months earlier than a book of my own, on which that film is based.

Jill Jolliffe reviews 'Shooting Balibo: Blood and memory in East Timor' by Tony Maniaty

Shooting Balibo: Blood and memory in East Timor

by Tony Maniaty

Viking $32.95 pb, 311 pp

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