Author: Hannah Loney
Title: 'This is Me'
Subtitle: Exploring Narrative and Trauma within Women's Memories of the Indonesian Occupation of Timor-Leste (1975-1999)
Journal: Oral History Forum d'histoire orale
Issue: Special Issue: Human Rights and Oral History: Stories of survival, healing, redemption, and accountability
Pages: 5 pages.
ISSN: 1923-0567 – Find a Library: Open Access Journal
Link: Oral History Forum [Free Access]
Abstract: »Echoing Joannie Jean’s study on sexual violence in Chile, Hannah Loney discusses the role of silence and absence in the reflections of survivors of sexual violence during the Indonesian occupation of Timor Leste. Given the psychological trauma and cultural stigma, rape survivors there present various narrative strategies to tell their stories, often employing discontinuity, allusion, and deflection in what Loney describes as a Derridean supplement to the life story.« (Source: Michael Kilburn. »Introduction: The Third Meaning of Oral History.« Oral History Forum d'histoire orale 34(Special Issue) (2014): 3)
Added: July 19, 2014 | Last updated: July 19, 2014