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The world map through post-colonial eyes: Indonesia (Part 1 of 2)

  • Nikolaos van Dam

Bremen | Thu, March 7 2013 | 09:01 am

PREMIUM When, in 2005, I received the exciting news about my transfer from Berlin as Dutch ambassador to Jakarta, the first thing I did was to go to the well-known Berlin bookshop of Dussmann in the Friedrichstrasse to look for travel guides about Indonesia.

Contrary to what I had expected, I could not find any book on Indonesia in the section dealing with Asia and Southeast Asia. I kept searching...