Nicolau Lobato statue, Dili airport

Nicolau Lobato statue, Dili airport; supplied by Lia Kent

After conflict: memory frictions in Timor-Leste and Aceh Part II

1st July 2016

In this Regarding Rights blog post, Lia Kent discusses themes emerging from her preliminary fieldwork in Timor-Leste and Aceh. The fieldwork is the basis of her research project on the politics of memory and the ways in which ‘official’ memories intersect with multiple, and at times, conflicting ‘unofficial’ memories.

A focus on this intersection can reveal much about emerging forms of political and social identity and can also, in turn, reveal something about how peace is imagined and negotiated in the aftermath of conflict.

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