Paton, R. and K. Rogers 2014 “Graffiti in the Heart of Timor Leste”. In T. Lovota and E. Olton (Eds.) Understanding Graffiti. Left Coast Press, California.
Timor Leste is one of the newest nations on earth. Since gaining independence from Indonesia, it continues to struggle with inequality, poverty, violence and the presence of United Nations forces. In the capital city Dili, government and United Nations sanctioned graffiti adorns the main sports stadium, espousing unity, peace and harmony. With high unemployment and a growing distain for the United Nations presence unsurprisingly many locals seem to feel little connection to this graffiti. More