This book presents the stories of individuals, who were - and still are - affected by violence and stigmatisation in the name of suppressing communism in Indonesia during the late 1960s.
In the late 1960s, between one and two million people were killed by Indonesian president Suharto's army in the name of suppressing communism-and more than fifty years later, the issue of stigmatisation is still relevant for many victims of the violence and their families. The End of Silence presents the stories of these individuals, revealing how many survivors from the period have been so strongly affected by the strategy used by Suharto and his Western allies that these survivors, still afraid to speak out, essentially serve to maintain the very ideology that led to their persecution.
Table of contents:
Apology [-][-]In the Beginning was the Word [-][-]The Mutation of Fear: Legacy of the Long-Dead Dictator[-][-]The Accounts of the Victims: [-]The Letter in the Sock:[-]- Leo Mulyono[-]- Oei Hiem Hwie[-]- Pudji Rahardjo[-][-]The Steel Women:[-]- Sri Muhayati[-]- Christina Sumarmiyati[-][-]The Accounts of the Siblings:[-]- Sriyono Wiwoho[-]- Adi Rukun [-][-]The Accounts of the Children: [-]- Usmantri Sukardi[-]- Iwan Kamah[-]- Irina Dayasih [-]- Wayan Windra[-]- Kristianto Budi[-]- Sari Marlina[-]- Rito Aji[-]- Soe Tjen Marching [-][-]The Accounts of the Grandchildren: [-]- Kusuma Wijaya[-]- Diah Wahyuningsih Rahayu[-]- Haidir Svj[-]- Kiky[-][-]Epilogue[-]
Soe Tjen Marching is the founder of Bhinneka Magazine and the author of several books. She is Senior Lector in Indonesian at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and has taught at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.