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This Earth of Mankind (Buru Quartet #1)

Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Max Lane (Translated by), Max Lane (Afterword by)


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Minke is a young Javanese student of great intelligence and ambition. Living equally among the colonists and colonized of 19th-century Java, he battles against the confines of colonial strictures. It is his love for Annelies that enables him to find the strength to embrace his world.

Penguin Books, 9780140256352, 368pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1996

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.