The little captive

Author: Lisa Kristensen

Language: English

Summary: On the Indonesian island of Java, eight-year-old Lise enjoys a happy childhood, thousands of miles away from the war raging in Europe. Then, one day in 1942, her friends and neighbours start to disappear. For two years, Lise and her family were imprisoned in POW camps, surviving starvation, illness and brutal treatment at the hands of their Japanese captors – but they never gave up hope. This is the remarkable true story of a little girl who, even in the darkest depths of war, was able to look beyond the barbed wire, to a time when she would be free. Source: Panmacmillan

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This earth of mankind

Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Language: English

Summary: This is the first novel of the Buru quartet series, which Pramoedya Ananta Toer wrote in prison. It tells the story of Minke, a Javanese student who finds himself living amongst Dutch colonisers. A very clear and comprehensive picture of the atmosphere at the time.

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