Bumi Manusia (This Earth of Mankind) – Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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About Bumi Manusia (Tetralogi Buru #1),
Written by Anggita Paramesti, and was originally published in Personal Blog,
Jan 05, 2020


I read Bumi Manusia for the first time in 7th grade. The book itself was appropriate for that age (for your information, my parents raised a reader well but they weren’t too careful in advising books that were suitable to be read by a 7th grader and which one that were not. In consequences, I think I was traumatized by some books!). I remember that I was able to process most of the story line and conflicts, I remember that the book contributed to me with some sense of injustices and hence, life changing. I remember that I was captured and mesmerized by Nyai Ontosoroh’s character.

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