Flowers in the Wall recounts the experiences of truth and reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia and Melanesia. It is published in print and free e-book versions by the University of Calgary Press.

David Webster, ed., Flowers in the Wall: Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia and Melanesia (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2017).

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Flourish Everlastingly
Poem by Abe Barreto Soares

1 Introduction: Memory, Truth, and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, and Melanesia
David Webster
2 Incomplete Truth, Incomplete Reconciliation: Towards a Scholarly Verdict on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
Sarah Zwierzchowski

Memory, Truth, and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste
3 East Timor: Legacies of Violence
Geoffrey Robinson
4 Shining Chega!’s Light into the Cracks
Pat Walsh
5 Politika Taka Malu, Censorship, and Silencing: Virtuosos of Clandestinity and One’s Relationship to Truth and Memory
Jacqueline Aquino Siapno

6 Development and Foreign Aid in Timor-Leste after Independence
Laurentina “mica” Barreto Soares
7 Reconciliation, Church, and Peacebuilding
Jess Agustin
8 Human Rights and Truth
Fernanda Borges
9 Chega! for Us: Socializing a Living Document
Maria Manuela Leong Pereira

Memory, Truth-seeking, and the 1965 Mass Killings in Indonesia
10 Cracks in the Wall: Indonesia and Narratives of the 1965 Mass Violence
Baskara T. Wardaya
11 The Touchy Historiography of Indonesia’s 1965 Mass Killings: Intractable Blockades?
Bernd Schaefer
12 Writings of an Indonesian Political Prisoner
Gatot Lestario

Local Truth and Reconciliation in Indonesia
13 Gambling with Truth: Hopes and Challenges for Aceh’s Commission for Truth and Reconciliation
Lia Kent and Rizki Affiat
14 All about the Poor: An Alternative Explanation of the Violence in Poso
Arianto Sangadji

Where Indonesia meets Melanesia: Memory, Truth, and Reconciliation in Tanah Papua
15 Facts, Feasts, and Forests: Considering Approaches to Truth and Reconciliation in Tanah Papua
Todd Biderman and Jenny Munro
16 The Living Symbol of Song in West Papua: A Soul Force to be Reckoned With
Julian Smythe
17 Time for a New US Approach toward Indonesia and West Papua
Edmund McWilliams

Memory, Truth, and Reconciliation in Solomon Islands
18 The Solomon Islands “Ethnic Tension” Conflict and the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Terry M. Brown
19 Women and Reconciliation in Solomon Islands
Betty Lina Gigisi

Bringing it Home
20 Reflecting on Reconciliation
Maggie Helwig
21 Conclusion: Seeking Truth about Truth-seeking
David Webster