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COME SEE OUR BOOKS
This week, we bring you novels set in the islands of Bali, Sumatra and Java.
Island of Demons
About the book: Many men dream of running away to a tropical island and living surrounded by beauty and exotic exuberance. Walter Spies did more than dream. He actually did it. In the 1920s and 30s, Walter Spies - ethnographer, choreographer, film maker, natural historian and painter - transformed the perception of Bali from that of a remote island to become the site for Western fantasies about Paradise and it underwent an influx of foreign visitors.
Jaipong Dancer: A Sweeping Story of Love, Hate and Moral Corruption
Set Against a Backdrop of Violent Unrest in Indonesia
About the book: Set in Sumatra in the 1950s, Jaipong Dancer is a story of lost innocence and complex moral dilemmas. It follows the journey of Yahyu, a young Javanese dancer, who runs away from a forced marriage and becomes unwittingly involved in the violent struggle for Sumatra’s independence from Jakarta. On her long passage from fame to degradation Yahyu experiences love, hate, sexual slavery and the horror of the rebels’ last bloody battle deep in the Barisan Mountains. During her short life Yahyu has been a mother, a wife, a murderer and a whore, while struggling to keep her basic belief in right and wrong. Could anyone, particularly her lost husband and child, ever understand and accept her fall from grace?
Arok of Java: A Novel of Early Indonesia
About the book: Pramoedya Ananta Toer is perhaps the most well-known and best-respected modern Indonesian writer. No Southeast Asian writer has ever won the Nobel Prize for Literature or, indeed, come very close to it. But Prameodya (known as Pram) was at least nominated on more than one occasion.
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