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Telling Lives, Telling History Autobiography and Historical Imagination in Modern Indonesia

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ISBN-10: 0520085477

ISBN-13: 9780520085473

Edition: 1996

Authors: Susan Rodgers

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These two memoirs, superbly rendered into English for the first time, provide unique windows into the Sumatran past, in particular, and the early twentieth-century history of Southeast Asia, in general. Originally published soon after the Indonesian Revolution (1945-1949) liberated the island chain from Dutch control, these unusually insightful narratives recall the authors' boyhoods in rural Toba Batak and Minangkabau villages. In reconstructing their own passage into adulthood, the writers inevitably tell the story of their country's turbulent journey from colonial subjugation through revolution to independence. Susan Rodgers's perceptive introduction illuminates the importance of…    
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/19/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 0.60" wide x 0.90" long x 0.08" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Two Sumatran Childhood Memoirs
Imagining Modern Indonesia via Autobiography
The Texts and Their Authors
Autobiography in Indonesian and Malay Historical Traditions
Images of Self and Society
Book Learning, Schools, Language, and Knowledge
Portrayals of Religion
Images of Time and Historical Narration
Sumatran Childhood Autobiography as History
The Translations
Aku dan Toba (Me and Toba)
Semasa Kecil di Kampung (Village Childhood)