Inez Hollander teaches in the Dutch Studies Program at UC Berkeley. Her publications include The Road from Pompey's Head: The Life and Work of Hamilton Basso and a memoir, Awakening from the American Dream.
"Hollander's story helps us think in more complex ways about the history of Dutch colonialism, and the multiple legacies of the colonial relationship. Yet rather than dwelling on this aspect, it offers an honest and complex portrayal of the personal and familial consequences of colonial politics and the legacies that linger on." - Pacific Affairs "The amazingly clever technique Hollander utilizes to recreate her family's past lives -- juxtaposing her relatives' recollections with contemporaneous historical accounts -- is one that should inspire any of us to delve deeper into our genealogies to bring our own forebears to life. This book is an extraordinary piece of research work." - Bali Advertiser