chapter  11
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Representing the voices of the silenced: East Timor in contemporary Indonesian short stories

One point is implicit in the statement of the high-ranking military officer, i.e., ‘East Timor has been an integral part of Indonesia.’ So, what he meant by ‘sense of nationalism’ is ‘sense of being an Indonesian’. This raises a question: did those East Timorese ever imagine themselves to be Indonesians?