Two poems by Pedro Lebre are being posted on the 32nd Anniversary of 28 November, 1975 when the Democratic Republic of East-Timor was proclaimed. East Timor was colonised by Portugal since the 16th century, and was known as Portuguese Timor until Portugal’s decolonisation of the country. In late 1975 East Timor declared its independence but was invaded and occupied by Indonesia later that year, and declared that country’s 27th province the following year. Poetry
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