The Mute’s soliloquy

Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer Language: English Summary: From the author of the Buru Quartet and one of the greatest writers of our time comes a remarkable memoir of imprisonment and survival. In 1965, Pramoedya Ananta Toer was detained by Indonesian authorities and eventually exiled to the penal island of Buru. Without a formal accusation or trial, the onetime national hero was imprisoned on Buru for … Continue reading The Mute’s soliloquy

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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