Memoirs of an Indo Woman
Twentieth Century Life in the East Indies and Abroad
Research in International Studies, Southeast Asia Series
Published by: Ohio University Press
- ISBN: 9780896801783
- Published: January 1994
The memoirs of Marguérite Schenkhuizen provide an overview of practically the whole of the twentieth century as experienced by persons of mixed Dutch and Indonesian ancestry who lived in the former Dutch East Indies.
“This books is most valuable for its minutely detailed record of the everyday life of the Indos of Java in the heyday of the Dutch East Indies. Ms. Schenkhuizen was a keen observer, with what seems a near-photographic memory for scenes and situations…. The book provides plenty of raw material for the study of culture contact and human tensions. Anyone interested in ethnic relations in a colonial hierarchy should read this book.” ~E. N. Anderson, Anthropology and Humanism