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Memory, Experience and Identity of the Indonesian Political Exiles of 1965 in the Netherlands

By .. Agnes Theodora Gurning


This thesis is a study on the Indonesian political exiles of 1965 living in the Netherlands. I interrogate the way they remember and talk about their past experiences in the present context as well as the projection for future. Prevented from returning to the homeland country, Indonesia, for more than 46 years, this particular group has experienced several transformations especially with the notion of home and return. A gendered pattern revealed in the way women and men exiles remember and construct their narratives, where the women show a strong indication of family embeddedness in their stories rather than men

Topics: memory, exile, women, identity, indonesia, 1965
Year: 2011
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