Indonesia, Etc. (Paperback)
Exploring the Improbable Nation
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393351279, 416pp.
Publication Date: June 22, 2015
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"A spectacular achievement and one of the very best travel books I have read." —Simon Winchester, Wall Street Journal
Declaring independence in 1945, Indonesia said it would "work out the details of the transfer of power etc. as soon as possible." With over 300 ethnic groups spread across over 13,500 islands, the world’s fourth most populous nation has been working on that "etc." ever since. Author Elizabeth Pisani traveled 26,000 miles in search of the links that bind this disparate nation.
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Praise For Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation…
— Pankj Mishra
Beautifully written, richly entertaining.
A rollicking good adventure…To read Indonesia Etc. is to grow rather fond of both author and country.
— Pallavi Aiyar
For anyone about to visit the place, [Elizabeth Pisani’s] book
is an essential companion.
— Misha Glenny
Intrepid and passionate…Profound, lasting, a masterpiece of its genre—and so much fun!
— Amy Wilentz, author of The Rainy Season and Farewell, Fred Voodoo