Goodreads Monday: The Crossing, A Story of East Timor

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read!


868194The Crossing: A Story of East Timor
by Luis Cardoso, translated by Margaret Jill Costa
Memoir
155 pages
First published in 1997

From Goodreads: East Timor hit the world’s newspaper headlines in August 1999 after its bloody, brave vote for independence from Indonesia—one of the great expressions of a people’s democratic spirit. Exquisitely crafted and evocative, Luis Cardoso’s personal history of his homeland takes as its central image a crossing—from child to adult, Portuguese to Timorese, tolerance to repression, colonialism to independence.


I came across this book on Ann Morgan’s blog, A Year of Reading the World. There aren’t many books written by authors from East Timor, so assuming I can track down a copy of it, it will be my selection from this little country in southeastern Asia for my Read the World challenge.

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