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Review, Bumi Manusia (2019)

Bumi Manusia (This Earth of Mankind) or also known as Tetralogy Buru (Buru Quartet) from Pramoedya Ananta Toer is dubbed as one of the most important literary works in Indonesia. The book was written during Pram’s exile in Buru Island and tell about the oppression of Dutch Government in Indonesia during the time of colonialism.

The book is deemed to be vocal and provoking, even years after Indonesia’s independence especially during the regime of New Order, the government banned the book nationwide. After the New Order falls, Bumi Manusia found its way back to the homeland.

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