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Stolen: A Journey Home in Photographs and Memories

We complied this book to share our story. Between 1975 and 1999 thousand of East Timorese children were forcibly taken from their families and brought to Indonesia. We were among them. This photo book captures the happy moments of our family reunion visits. From 2013 to 2016, we located 65 survivors throughout Indonesia and helped 30 of them to visit their families in Timor-Leste. But many remain lost. We, the "stolen children" of Timor-Leste, hope that more of us will be found, that we will able to visit our families easily and often (visa-free and without administrative hurdle), and that we can improve our lives.

With this book we seek to preserve the memory of what happened to us. We have held on to the happy memories of our childhood for decades - memories of playing with our siblings, frolicking in nature, singing songs with our friends, and the soothing voices of our parents singing a lullaby. During the dark nights when we were alone, we recalled these happy memories and they became the source of our strength. It took some of us more than thirty years to come home.

Now in adulthood, this photo book provides us with a glimpse of our personal growth as human beings, connecting memories from our past and present, making us whole.

Isabelinha Pinto (Nina)


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INA V.74 Wandita/2016
Penerbit Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) : Jakarta.,
Deskripsi Fisik
xx, 174 pages; 25 x 18 cm; illustrated.
INA V.74
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Pernyataan Tanggungjawab

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