Indonesia, Etc

Indonesia, Etc 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. This got excellent reviews and they were right.First of all, you have to admire Pisani for sheer guts and fortitude She set off on a miniscule budget to hopscotch all over Indonesia for a year, climbed aboard rickety ferries, vans and motorcycle taxis, said yes to invitations to come stay with them for a few days that were issued by just met Indonesians who lived in huts, longhouses, and related shelters, ate unbelieveable stews of blobby stuff, ventured into contentious situations to ask a j This got excellent reviews and they were right.First of all, you have to admire Pisani for sheer guts and fortitude She set off on a miniscule budget to hopscotch all over Indonesia for a year, climbed aboard rickety ferries, vans and motorcycle taxis, said yes to invitations to come stay with them for a few days that were issued by just met Indonesians who lived in huts, longhouses, and related shelters, ate unbelieveable stews of blobby stuff, ventured into contentious situations to ask a journalist s pointed questions, waded through mudpits and jungles, joined the scramble to see the cornered woman eating crocodile, and
Hmmm Look, this is decent and as far as I can tell the best primer on Indonesia in the mainstream today in English It s full of rich observation from an experienced observer and is interwoven with pithy, insightful asides on recent history, politics, literature, society, etc.I did, however, find it slow going and just a little frustrating The main problem is its structure It s built upon a slow moving journey or series of stages across Indonesia s gazillion islands, stopping at different reg Hmmm Look, this is decent and as far as I can tell the best primer on Indonesia in the mainstream today in English It s full of rich observation from an experienced observer and is interwoven with pithy, insightful asides on recent history, politics, literature, society, etc.I did, however, find it slow going and just a little frustrating The main problem is its structure It s built upon a slow moving journey or series of stages across Indonesia s gazillion islands, stopping at different regions and cities, urban and extreme rural If you re in it for the factual stuff and not there for an ambient travel read though, this is a little too meandering and oh bloody hell where are we now I found myself thinking okay, great here s a village i
Blusukan ala BulePada awalnya saya skeptis Seorang bule, traveling sendirian selama satu tahun di berbagai daerah di Indonesia Apa yang akan ia dapatkan dari perjalanan selama itu selain tulisan klise tentang eksotisme keindahan alam Indonesia, serta kulit yang terbakar dan kaki yang pegal Di tangan Elizabeth Pisani, perjalanannya menjelajahi Sumba, Sawu, Tual, Halmahera Tengah, Sangihe, Bau bau di Indonesia Timur, hingga Aceh, Jambi, dan Pontianak di Indonesia Barat, mampu dituangkan menjadi Blusukan ala BulePada awalnya saya skeptis Seorang bule, traveling sendirian selama satu tahun di berbagai daerah di Indonesia Apa yang akan ia dapatkan dari perjalanan selama itu selain tulisan klise tentang eksotisme keindahan alam Indonesia, sert
The author s extensive research and knowledge of Indonesia makes this a worthwhile read The book is primarily based on her thirteen months of travel over Indonesia during 2011 2012 The route covered small rural villages and large cities Jakarta and Surabaya , 20 provinces and the four main islands Sumatra, Sulawesi, Indonesian New Guinea aka Papua, and Kalimantan on Bor
Just realized it took me a month to finish this book It is not that it is a heavy read, but the dose of reality given here made me having to retire after a few chapters, reflect, then continue This is a book I would recommend to anyone who wants to know about my country Indonesia is multifaceted, multilayered entity with complexities that even I, born and bred there, could not really fathom, let alone explained This book does a great job in doing that I laughed heartily and bitterly , I fr Just realized it took me a month to finish this book It is not that it is a heavy read, but the dose of reality given here made me having to retire after a few chapters, reflect, then continue This is a book I would recommend to anyone who wants to know about my country Indonesia is multifaceted, multilayered entity with complexities that even I, born and bred there, could not really fathom, let alone explained This book does a great job in doing that I laughed heartily and bitterly , I frowned, I almost cried, I nodded, I contemplated The author at the end tried to soften her opinion on the fate of the country by saying that our own unique colle
This was a fantastic book I ve been living in Indonesia for two years, but this book shows me how I ve only just scratched the surface of a complicated and perplexing country It s insightful on many levels personal, cultural, social, political and economical and I thoroughly recommend it. Elizabeth Pisani Wisdom of Whores Pisani 13,000 Elizabeth Pisani Wisdom of Whores Pisani 13,000 25 , , , At last, finished reading this book As a born and bred Indonesian, I can say this is the most complete book about modern Indonesia I ve ever read, as it combines travel journals, cultural events reports, political and economics commentaries, backed by citations from sociologists, with snippets of ordinary people s life taken from a not so foreign any foreigner s point of view I like the way everything blends in a flowing yet chaotic manner that s the way life goes in Indonesia I would al At last, finished reading this book As a born and bred Indonesian, I can say this is the most complete book about modern Indonesia I ve ever read, as it combines travel journals, cultural events reports, political and economics commentaries, backed by citations from sociologists, with snippets of ordinary people s life taken from a not so foreign any foreigner s point of view I like the way everything blends in a flowing yet chaotic manner that s the way life goes in Indonesia I would also praise the author for her neutral stance too often similar books written
Indonesia s diversity is not just geographic and cultural different groups are essentially living at different points in human history, all at the same time Indonesia is a country of between 13,466 and 17, 504 islands, depending on whose figures you accept Of this number, between 6,000 and 7,000 are inhabited and they stretch over 5,200 kilometres Aceh at the north western tip of Sumatra to Papua in the south east This vast nation of islands hosts hundreds of different languages, six recogn Indonesia s diversity is not just geographic and cultural different groups are essentially living at different points in human history, all at the same time Indonesia is a country of between 13,466 and 17, 504 islands, depending on whose figures you accept Of this number, between 6,000 and 7,000 are inhabited and they stretch over 5,200 kilometres Aceh at the north western tip of Sumatra to Papua in the south
Although Ms Pisani has lots of facts and figures on Indonesia, the strong point of the book is that it is mostly about her interactions with everyday Indonesians in everyday situations, riding ferries, planting crops, attending funerals, riding motorb

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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Indonesia, Etc
  • Elizabeth Pisani
  • English
  • 22 March 2018
  • 0393351270