One novel; two very different versions

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About The Rainbow Troops: A Novel,
Written by Bettina David, and was originally published in Qantara,
Mar 20, 2014

Andrea Hirata’s novel “The Rainbow Troops” is the first Indonesian novel to become an international bestseller. Interestingly, the version available outside Indonesia is very different to the one familiar to Indonesian readers. Bettina David explores why.

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