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‘Mountains More Ancient’ sheds light on Indonesian slavery in South Africa

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Mountains More Ancient

Written by Yohana Belinda, originally published in Jakarta Post

Feb 23, 2023

Author Isna Marifa published her debut work titled Mountains More Ancient in 2020. It is a fictional tale with a real historical backdrop. The novel's main character, Parto, portrays a Javanese man who falls into debt and is sold to the Dutch by a loan shark. Parto takes his daughter, Wulan, with him, thinking that he would be sent to a plantation in Sumatra, but instead, they find themselves in Africa with no way back home.

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