Timor Lives




Timor Lives! Speeches of Freedom and Independence takes us on the journey of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to nationhood, as articulated by its charismatic ‘poet warrior’ leader, President Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao.

In a world increasingly beset by cultural conflicts and human rights abuses, this collection of speeches highlight what may be achieved by the dedicated efforts of individuals, fighting for justice. They also document a rare event in the democratic world: the foundation of a nation.