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Timor Timor Meu Berco de Inocente

December 6th, 2007 jen Posted in Poetry, Timor Timor Meu Berco de Inocente, Timorese Poems 7 Comments »

I met Pedro in February 2006, many other Australians have known him for decades. This is one of the poems he gave me to publish. Simply called Portuguese Poem. We are waiting for a volunteer to translate it. Read the rest of this entry »
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Pedro Lebre – Autobiography

November 29th, 2007 jen Posted in Pedro Lebre, Short Stories, Timorese Autobiography Comments Off on Pedro Lebre – Autobiography

A summary autobiography - written for sms by Pedro Lebre June 2005 On the 25th, April 1974 a coup took place in Portugal. I was in Australia when the coup in Portugal happened. I left Timor in March 1974, and that happened a month later. I was glad because I could return to my country. I had to leave my country because of the Portuguese intels' suspicions about me over of the relationship with foreigners, mainly australians, with whom I worked. Also because I come from Uatucarbau, the place where the revolt of 1959 took place against the Portuguese. Read the rest of this entry »
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Two by Pedro Lebre

November 28th, 2007 jen Posted in Pedro Lebre Comments Off on Two by Pedro Lebre

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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Tersu ho Kruz Hasou Funu Baluk – 12 Novembru

November 28th, 2007 jen Posted in Poetry, Tersu Ho Kruz Hasou funu Baluk, Timorese Poems 1 Comment »

written by Pedro Lebre - Villa Harmonia, Dili.
Pedro gave me this poem also for sms on June 14, 2003 (only available in Tetun we are waiting on a volunteer to translate it.)
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