'Beloved Land' Book Launch

As many of you know I’ve been hunkered down over the last few years writing a memoir about my experiences in East Timor http://scribepublications.co.uk/book/beloved-land/ and the book is now ready to see the light of day in the UK.

I’d be thrilled if you could join me at the launch of the book at No Alibis, Botanic Avenue, Belfast on June 12. The book will be launched by Paul Hainsworth of Amnesty International and long-time campaigner for East Timor.

There’s very much of a Northern Irish angle to the book and not just because of where its author hails from. Northern Ireland is home to one of the largest expatriate Timorese communities in the world and one of the chapters in the book is set in Dungannon and Portadown, places that young men and women in Timorese villages dream about visiting in the way that we might think of places like New York or Sydney.

Eagle-eyed sports aficionados will note that June 12 is the date of the first game in the World Cup but fear not a clash. The action in Brazil kicks off around 10 pm, well after the final whistle is blown on Botanic Avenue

Invite attached and I’d be grateful if you could let Sarah Braybrooke (copied and details on the invite) know if you plan to attend so we can get a handle on numbers.

Please feel free to forward this invite on to others whom you think may be interested in attending.

Best wishes and hope to see you on June 12!


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