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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Schenkhuizen, Marguérite, 1907-
Memoirs of an Indo woman.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Center for International Studies, 1993
|Named Person:||Marguérite Schenkhuizen; Marguérite Schenkhuizen|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Marguérite Schenkhuizen; Lizelot Stout Van Balgooy
|Notes:||Translation from the Dutch.|
|Description:||xviii, 286 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.|
|Series Title:||Monographs in international studies., Southeast Asia series ;, no. 92.|
|Responsibility:||by Marguérite Schenkhuizen ; edited and translated by Lizelot Stout van Balgooy.|
This self-portrait gives glimpses of the life of Indos from inside their society, glimpses that are valuable for their descendants as well as for outsiders. Written with humor and a positive tone, Schenkhuizen's story sets aside the myth that Indos were denied access to the upper layers of Dutch colonial society or were otherwise disadvantaged. Instead, her life story provides an authentic view of a vital Indo culture and experience that has been unavailable to the general reader of English.
"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