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Me and Toha

Susan Rodgers

in Telling Lives, Telling History

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 1995 | ISBN: 9780520085466
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520914797 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520085466.003.0002
Me and Toha

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This chapter presents the English translation of P. Pospos's childhood memoirs Aku dan Toba: Tjatatan dari Masa Kanak-Kanak. The twenty-four chapters of these memoirs relate the author's experience in growing up in Toba, Sumatra, and discuss his observations about village traditions and the governance of the Dutch colonial government. The memoirs criticize various aspects of village life and shares the author's vision for future Toba.

Keywords: Aku dan Toba; P. Pospos; childhood memoirs; Toba; Sumatra; village traditions; Dutch colonial government; village life

Chapter.  35236 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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