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

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Mountains More Ancient
Isna Marifa


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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