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Child of All Nations (Buru Quartet #2) (Paperback)

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By Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Max Lane (Translated by), Max Lane (Introduction by)
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This is book number 2 in the Buru Quartet series.


In Child of All Nations, the reader is immediately swept up by a story that is profoundly feminist, devastatingly anticolonialist—and full of heartbreak, suspense, love, and fury. Pramoedya immerses the reader in a world that is astonishing in its vividness: the cultural whirlpool that was the Dutch East Indies of the 1890s. A story of awakening, it follows Minke, the main character of This Earth of Mankind, as he struggles to overcome the injustice all around him. Pramoedya's full literary genius is evident in the brilliant characters that populate this world: Minke's fragile Mixed-Race wife; a young Chinese revolutionary; an embattled Javanese peasant and his impoverished family; the French painter Jean Marais, to name just a few.

About the Author

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780140256338
ISBN-10: 0140256334
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 1996
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Buru Quartet