Why you should read Indonesia’s “The Earth of Mankind”

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About This Earth of Mankind (Buru Tetralogy #1),
Written by Max Lane, and was originally published in Personal Blog,
Feb 19, 2017

“In January 2014 Joshua Oppenheimer’s film on Indonesia, The Act of Killing, was nominated for an academy award, reflecting its penetration into mainstream film watching. Many people will be introduced to Indonesia by this vivid study of the country’s ruling lumpen elite. Another, very different, introduction to Indonesia might be reading Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s historical novel Bumi Manusia (This Earth of Mankind).

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