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The Road: Uprising in West Papua
ISBN 1760642428 - 9781760642426
Black Inc., Carlton-Australia, 208 p.
Chemical weapons deployed. Choppers taken out. Tens of thousands of people displaced. Communications repressed. The West Papuan independence movement has reignited, and Indonesian troops are cracking down. In The Road, John Martinkus gives a gripping, up-to-date account of the province's descent into armed conflict and suppression. Replete with vivid detail and new information, his revelatory work of journalism shows how and why a highlands road led to an uprising, and where this might all lead. Publication Date: 18/05/2020. Order online
John Martinkus is a Walkley Award–nominated investigative reporter on the Asia region. His eyewitness account of East Timor’s struggle for independence, A Dirty Little War, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. His other books include Travels in American Iraq, Indonesia's Secret War in Aceh and the Quarterly Essay Paradise Betrayed: West Papua’s Struggle for Independence.