A Woman of Independence


Kirsty Sword Gusmao
Pan Macmillan


After visits to East Timor as a young student, Kirsty Sword became a passionate advocate for Timorese independence. Over the next decade she worked as an undercover activist in Jakarta, leading to contact with the charismatic Xanana Gusmao, romance, marriage and a life together as president and first lady in a free nation.


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