Memories of a Massacre

Memories of a Massacre

In 1621, Jan Pieterszoon Coen “set out to obliterate Bandanese society, with as many as 15,000 islanders slaughtered, enslaved or shipped into exile, and the survivors hiding in the mountains,” writes Ian Burnet. “The Dutch blockaded their mountain hideouts, where...
The Banda Islands Anthology

The Banda Islands Anthology

“To me, all the East is here.” These tiny ‘islands of spicerie’ in the middle of the Banda Sea have been at the heart of some key moments in history that have shaped the world we live in today, from the beginnings of global capitalism and colonisation, to Indonesia’s...