INDO DUTCH KITCHEN SECRETS by Jeff Keasberry

The First of its Kind in the English Language by Inez Hollander OK. I am biased.  When Los Angeles-based entrepreneur and food writer, Jeff Keasberry, asked me to proofread his Indo Dutch Kitchen Secrets manuscript, the first cookbook for Indo Dutch cuisine… Read More

THE DEVIL’S GRIN by Toni Harting

Notes by: Willem ten Wolde Readers are encouraged to freely copy the .PDF file in whole or in part for their own informational, educational, and/or other non-commercial purposes, and for unlimited non-commercial redistribution, provided the following credit line… Read More

Lost Childhood: My Life in a Japanese Prison Camp During World War II – a TIP Book Review

By Willem ten Wolde I was researching books written in English about the Japanese prison or internment camps in the former Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia, when I found Annelex Hofstra Layson’s autobiography Lost Childhood: My Life in… Read More

Book Review of Beauty is a Wound by the Indonesian novelist Eka Kurniawan

by Inez Hollander. Elizabeth Pisani, author of another great book on Indonesia that recently came out, gives us some staggering statistics on Indonesia: not only is it the home “to one in every thirty of the people on this planet,”… Read More

On Wooden Shoes Through the Dessa

A Book  Review of Op klompen door de dessa by Hylke Speerstra (Amsterdam: Atlas, 2015) When growing up in The Netherlands, I never realized that part of my family history ran parallel with the rise and demise of… Read More

Displaced, Disgraced and Dispossessed. How War Debts Still Haven’t Been Repaid to the Indo Dutch population

© 2015, Inez Hollander, Ph.D.   Er ligt een roofstaat aan de zee tussen Oostfriesland en de Schelde! There is a pirate state, bordering the sea, between the Scheldt and Eastern Friesland            … Read More

FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE BOOK: FAREWELL TO THE INDIES.

Farewell to the Indies (translation of Weg uit Indië, published in 2012 in the Netherlands) tells about the adventures of two ten-year-old children during the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies in World War 2 and the… Read More

Rising from the Shadow of the Sun: A Story of Love, Survival and Joy.

Rising from the Shadow of the Sun, A Story of Love, Survival and Joy brings the horror and losses of World War II on Java off the battlefields and military POW camps and into the world of Ronny Herman, who is… Read More

Ilse Smit and Dorothy Read at the Holland Festival.

The account of one East Dutch Indies family’s survival during World War II and the Indonesian Revolution is the subject of this edition of Dialogue. Joan Cartan-Hansen interviews sisters Ilse Evelijn Veere Smit and Edith Evelijn Veere, who… Read More

Sumatra Railway.

By Jan Krancher Book:  Ambushed under the Southern Cross Author:  Capt. George W. Duffy Highly decorated Capt. George W. Duffy has authored the book “Ambushed under the Southern Cross . . . The Making of an American Merchant… Read More