This Earth of Mankind

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Penguin, 1996 - Fiction - 367 pages
Minke is a young Javanese student of great intelligence and ambition. Living equally among the colonists and colonized of 19th-century Java, he battles against the confines of colonial strictures. It is his love for Annelies that enables him to find the strength to embrace his world.

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“This Earth of this Mankind” (1975) is the first of the Buru Quartet of historical novels written by Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer. The other three are “Child of all Nations”, “Footsteps ... Read full review

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This is quite possibly the best novel I have ever read. As a person of mixed Indonesian-Australian heritage, it was a particularly potent, and personally relevant read. This book has taught me so much ... Read full review

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Pramoedya Ananta Toer, born on the island of Java in 1925, was imprisoned first by the Dutch, then by the Indonesian government as a political prisoner. He received the PEN Freedom to Write Award and the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

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