Author: Elizabeth Pisani
Summary: This book is a must for anyone wanting to understand a bit of the complexity of Indonesia. Elizabeth Pisani, a journalist and epidemiologist, first went to Jakarta to work for Reuters, and returned regularly until she embarked on a long trip through the whole country, moving from island to island, staying at local families, eating the local food and immersing herself in the everyday feelings of Indonesians. What Elizabeth shows is something you won’t see in rapidly changing Jakarta. It’s the clear sign of the diversity that characterises this immense country, and of what has been done (and not done) to put it all together. Plus, she is a passionate traveler and empathic human being, writes with gusto and is able to lighten up even the darkest situations with a zest of humour. Absolutely not to miss.
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