Bibliography (What Is Written on the Tongue)

(This list excludes the many articles and pieces found online that were used as general reference)

Archival/ Recent Newspaper articles:

Gurr, T. (1947). Their War Goes On. In The Daily News (pp. 16-undefined).

Jolliffe, J. (2002). Dutch “traitor” Became a Pro-Timorese Indonesian. In Sydney Morning Herald.

Reuters. (1947). Dutch Forces Move Against Indonesian Politicians. In Warwick Daily News (pp. 1, 3).

Reuters. (1947). Dutch Overrun East Java. In The Sydney Morning Herald (pp. 1).

Books and Anthologies:

Anderson, B. (n.d.). Reading “Revenge” by Pramoedya Ananta Tour. In A. L. Becker (Ed.), Writing on the Tongue (Vol. 33). University of Michigan Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

Insight Guides (3rd ed.). (1987). APA Productions (HK) Ltd.

Hellwig, T., & Tagliacozzo, E. (Eds.). (2009). The Indonesian Reader; History, Culture, Politics. Duke University Press.

Pisani, E. (2014). Indonesia Etc. W.W. Norton and Company Inc.

Reid, A. J. S. (1986). The Indonesian National Revolution, 1945-50. (Revised edition). Praeger.

Stafford, D. (2007). Endgame, 1945: The Missing Final Chapter of WWII. Little Brown and Company.

Toer, P. A. (1999). The Mute’s Soliloquay. Hyperion.

Journal Articles:

 Idrus, S. U. Nababan, and Ben Anderson. “Surabaja.” Indonesia, no. 5 (1968): 1-28.

Oostindie, G., Hoogenboom, I., & Verwey, J. (2018). The decolonization war in Indonesia, 1945–1949: War crimes in Dutch veterans’ egodocuments. War in History, 25(2), 254–276.

Romijn, Peter. (2012). Learning on ‘the job’: Dutch war volunteers entering the Indonesian war of independence, 1945-46. Journal of Genocide Research, 14 (3-4), 317-336.

Scagliola, S. (2007). The Silences and Myths of a ‘Dirty War’: Coming to Terms with the Dutch–Indonesian Decolonisation War (1945–1949). European Review of History: Revue Européenne d’histoire, 14(2), 235–262.

Film, video, audio:

Bart, N. (n.d.). Poncke Princen, the White Guerrilla.

TimeGhost History. The Indonesian War of Independence, Five Part Video Series.

Sujan, Dheera (producer). Holland’s Black Page; the best of times, the worst of times: war and memory, Radio Netherlands, May 2004


Krishnamurti, J. (1929). Truth is a Pathless Land.

Ramaker, Wim (n.d) Untitled Poem: translation by Robert-Jan Van Pelt, open access.

And always, Wikipedia, where the research often begins.