Indonesia etc pisani elizabeth. Book Review: 'Indonesia Etc.' by Elizabeth Pisani 2019-02-27

Indonesia etc pisani elizabeth Rating: 4,6/10 1153 reviews

Indonesia, Etc: Exploring the Improbable Nation by Elizabeth Pisani

indonesia etc pisani elizabeth

But it did fill the holes in my knowledge that I would never have gotten without emulating the journey the writer has taken herself. Furthermore, she speaks Bahasa fluently, which allows her to communicate with people from all walks of life. A brave, lively writer opens up a wondrous, changing nation. Because really, I have never stepped out of the cocoons of the most modernized parts of Indonesia. Indonesia is multifaceted, multilayered entity with complexities that even I, born and bred there, could not really fathom, let alone explained. Elizabeth Pisani's book Indonesia, Etc. I know that there's Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, and Papua.

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Elizabeth Pisani

indonesia etc pisani elizabeth

Most of the time since the country gained independence from the Dutch in 1945 Indonesia has been dominated by two men whose legacies remain evident to the present day: Sukarno 1945-67 and Suharto 1968-98. Maybe she didn't want to get pegged and treated as a tourist. Not merely a usual traveling and sightseeing, the author has gone to the places that even not all Indonesians might have known or visited. I can count on one hand the number of times I was treated with anything but kindness. 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-anymore-foreigner's point of view. I did not see how. Even as a youngster, I wouldn't have dreamed of subjecting myself to the rigors of her 13-month odyssey.

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Indonesia Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation

indonesia etc pisani elizabeth

She attends funerals and weddings, celebrates old customs and smiles at youthful rural attempts at Jakarta hip, and delights in the landscape. Experienced as a journalist, she was able to deeply engage with locals and get the honest comments and stories that we might have never heard before. She writes in an intelligent, observant style, well-informed by history and research. Have a great Christmas Holiday! While she does a great job in relating stories that weren't so funny at the time, but she can laugh at them now such as going back into a quicksand-like mudhole to retrieve a sandal out of sheer determination ; however, the sections of the leg An excellent travel narrative of the nation, beyond the tourist zones of Jakarta and Bali. The narrator for the audiobook is very expressive and engaging and fits the material well, one of the best non-fiction narrators I've heard so far.

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Indonesia, Etc. by Elizabeth Pisani, review by Bruce Jacobs

indonesia etc pisani elizabeth

Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. Second, her account of her travels is anything but a raw or unfiltered account - her writing sparkles with straightforward intelligence and a winning humility. In between, a riot of other cultures is adapting ancient traditions to modern times in wildly different ways. I know nothing about it. A refreshing view of my nation - that is, if it is exist. But Elizabeth Pisani's book is the perfect place to start. She travelled for over a year, covering 13,000 miles by land and sea, dropping in on local potentates and staying with farmers and fishermen, and nomads and nurses, often on islands too small to appear on a map.

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A review of Indonesia Etc. by Elizabeth Pisani

indonesia etc pisani elizabeth

Chudori Pulang in Indonesian is a colourful and illuminating novel tracing the lives of Indonesian political exiles in Paris from 1968 onwards and, several decades on, their children both there and Jakarta during the upheavals and violence of 1998. If it keeps its act together, will grow fast over the next few decades. Trudging up with an assistant on the eve of the new millennium, he reflects on his life and its highlights and lowlights along the way. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-size creatures into animals that move like fish, breathe like us, can grow to 300,000 pounds, live 200 years, and travel entire ocean basins. An by training, her research investigates the ways in which politics, economics and culture influence. You can see it in her style of writing, blending a wealth of facts with political commentary, conversations with people and behavioral observations.

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Indonesia etc, Exploring the Improbable Nation, by Elizabeth Pisani

indonesia etc pisani elizabeth

The audiobook narration is by Jan Cramer. 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 Bule Pada awalnya saya skeptis. You can see it in her style of writing, blending a wealth of facts with political commentary, conversations with people and behavioral observations. But it's also kinda not. The book is primarily based on her thirteen months of travel over Indonesia during 2011-2012. Pisani is an astute observer, an adept conversationalist, and an eager cultural explorer who makes friends wherever she goes.

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Indonesia, Etc. by Elizabeth Pisani, review by Bruce Jacobs

indonesia etc pisani elizabeth

I put the day job running a public health consultancy in London on ice, and made for the islands. First of all, you have to admire Pisani for sheer guts and fortitude. The beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by incest, murder, bestiality, rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful undead. Good news: the lengthy book is an utterly compelling and stunning read. He stared at me, looked at the author photo, looked at me again. This year a shortlist finalist for Dutch history book of 2018 was by Piet Hagen 1000+ pg Koloniale Oorlogen in Indonesië.

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Indonesia Etc by Elizabeth Pisani

indonesia etc pisani elizabeth

I enjoy your interpretation of many things found in this country, from the common to not-too-common things. InterestingRead It is only fitting that I finished reading Indonesia, Etc. Blusukan ala Bule Pada awalnya saya skeptis. Their favourite thing was to tie two heads together by the hair and throw them up over an electricity wire, so that they would swing there like a pair of shoes tied together by the laces. She has a rare gift for showing how personal details reflect larger trends and patterns, as well as local and national histories.

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A review of Indonesia Etc. by Elizabeth Pisani

indonesia etc pisani elizabeth

The explanation given for this is that Indonesia has always been a fertile land due to volcanic ash. Twenty-one thousand kilometers of the journey were made by motorbike on roads that often disappeared into swamps , bus squeezed between chickens, eggs, and ladies throwing up into sick bags , and boat wedged among the densely packed human load that camp on the decks of cargo ships. Line favorit saya dari buku ini bukanlah tentang cerita petualangan sang penulis, tapi tentang kritiknya terhadap para pengamat dan analis ekonomi Indonesia yang mengamati Indonesia dari Jakarta atau Hong Kong. I'm not sure I could have chosen a better one! Indonesia is multifaceted, multilayered entity with complexities that even I, born and bred there, could not really fathom, let alone explained. I don't know, but it was a curious omission.

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A review of Indonesia Etc. by Elizabeth Pisani

indonesia etc pisani elizabeth

At the end of 2013, she moved her blog to a new site, Indonesia, Etc. Ia mendalami Indonesia dengan gayanya sendiri, dengan segala kecintaan yang ia miliki terhadap Indonesia, dan dengan gaya sok akrabnya terhadap semua orang yang ia temui di jalan. First, Pisani's research took her, often traveling solo, all over Indonesia, to remote islands and villages, staying with friendly strangers she met along the way. Gli strumenti della Pisani, donna nubile e senza figli in viaggio in un paese dove è inconcepibile non avere una famiglia, sono ironia, apertura mentale e soprattutto amore per questa umanità senza limiti che caratterizza la gente dell'Indonesia, capace di accogliere in casa propria una sconosciuta e allo stesso tempo di abbandonarsi alla violenza più spietata. In my mind at the time, as in the minds of most foreigners who think about it at all, Indonesia maps on to Java.

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