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Finding Santana

A perilous journey in search of an East Timorese guerilla hero

Jill Jolliffe

Finding Santana
In Finding Santana Jill Jolliffe tells of her clandestine journey across the Indonesian archipelago pursued by the Suharto dictatorship's notorious secret police. Her goal is an interview with East Timorese guerilla commander Nino Konis Santana.

Part memoir, part adventure story, this book is written from the diaries Jill Jolliffe kept, interwoven with those of intrepid nineteenth-century traveller Anna Forbes, who also narrowly escaped death in the East Timor mountains.

Praise for Finding Santana
'Finding Santana is a gripping story that is every bit as perilous as the subtitle indicates … This is a dramatic story that is superbly written and it serves as a salutary episode of the history of Australia's relations with Indonesia and East Timor.' - Bonzer Online Magazine

Jill Jolliffe began her career as a journalist in 1975 covering the Indonesian takeover of Portuguese Timor for Reuters newsagency. Between 1978 and 1998 she was based in Portugal, freelancing for a range of media companies, including the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Eastern Express, the BBC, the Age and The Christian Science Monitor. During this time she covered news, political and cultural events in Portugal, Spain, Angola, Mozambique, Western Sahara, Macau, China and south-east Asia. She returned to Australia in 1999 and travelled to East Timor to cover the withdrawal of Indonesian troops after a 24-year occupation. In 2006 she was named Journalist of the Year by Yale University’s Global magazine for her writing on justice and human rights issues. Jill Jolliffe continues to work as a journalist and is writing her autobiography as a PhD with Flinders University.

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Category Biography/Autobiography/True Stories
Format Paperback
Size 210 x 135 mm
ISBN 9781862549258
Extent 192 pages
Price: AU$24.95 including GST
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