Indonesia Etc

Indonesia Etc

Exploring the Improbable Nation

eBook - 2014
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Declaring independence in 1945, Indonesia said it would "work out the details of the transfer of power etc. as soon as possible." With over 300 ethnic groups spread across over 13,500 islands, the world's fourth most populous nation has been working on that "etc." ever since. Author Elizabeth Pisani traveled 26,000 miles in search of the links that bind this disparate nation.
Publisher: Jakarta, Indonesia : Lontar, 2014.
ISBN: 9780393244281
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: text file
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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lukasevansherman
Aug 22, 2015

"'We the people of Indonesia, hereby declare the independence of Indonesia. Matters relating to the transfer of power etc. will be executed carefully and as soon as possible.'
Indonesia has been working on that 'etc.' ever since."
Indonesia is a huge, populous, diverse country consisting of thousands of islands and the world's largest Muslim population, yet other than tourist favorite Bali, little is known about it in the West. Journalist and health worker Elizabeth Pisani's book is part travelogue and part history of the "improbable nation." Good travel writing is hard to do and she doesn't really excel at that, while it's too haphazard to function as a coherent history of the country. Not bad, but disappointing. Check out the documentaries "The Act of Killing" and "The Look of Silence."

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Ichigaga
Apr 02, 2015

This book provided me with a deep understanding of Indonesia. Having been to Indonesia, the country makes more sense to me now.

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