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Crying Freedom

Heroic tales from the unstoppable nation of West Papua

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A young woman struggles to find courage amid danger and political intrigue in this fact-based illustrated story for adults. Vivi’s story is both tender and terrifying as she attempts to reconcile her love for her brothers with the pull of an intergenerational quest to free their ancient homeland from a horrific military occupation. 

Vivi's journey is set against the true-to-life backdrop of a global conspiracy to hide corporate plunder, religious persecution, repression and genocide in the emerging nation of West Papua. Covering half of the world's second largest island, West Papua rivals the Amazon for its biological and cultural diversity as well as its relevance to climate change.
Crying Freedom (previously called Vanishing Tribes) was created by artists, activists and academics from four continents as a tribute to fifty years of nonviolent civil resistance in West Papua. It contains 60 paintings and illustrations as well as 50 pop-up footnotes for readers who want to learn more about this little-known but critically important part of the world and the astonishing bravery of its peace-loving heroes. 

Papua Merdeka!

What's New in Version 2.5

1. Title changed from “Vanishing Tribes” to “Crying Freedom” (as of Summer 2016) and a new front cover 2. Cleaner layout for 2016 with a minimal colour scheme 3. Fully rewritten, professionally edited story for 2016 4. Glossary to explain key words and phrases throughout the story 5. Updates to the Pop-up footnotes


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Crying Freedom
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  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Published: Mar 08, 2016
  • Publisher: Freedom 50 Creative
  • Seller: Freedom 50 Creative
  • Print Length: 73 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 2.5
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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