At the stroke of midnight on 20 May 2002, the Democratic Republic
of Timor-Leste became the first new nation of the 21st century.
From that moment, those who fought for independence have faced a
challenge even bigger than shaking off Indonesian occupation-
running a country of their own.
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'Beloved Land is clear-eyed and critical love letter to Timor-Leste. It's also a survival manual for bewildered Malae (foreigners) in this complex and resilient nation.' - Sian Prior