The Crossing (Cardoso novel)

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The Crossing is a novel by East Timorese writer Luís Cardoso. It is semi-autobiographical, based on the authors experience as a child and young man in Timor, before the Indonesian invasion, and his life as an exile in Portugal during the Indonesian occupation. According to Claudiany Pereira, it helps found in literature the imagination of a new nation [1]


  1. ^ Claudiany Pereira. "Luís Cardoso e a vivência da diáspora: nota sobre a literatura de Timor-Leste" in 'Língua e Literatura 12:3 (2006), available at: