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‘Twilight in Jakarta’ - A portrait of a nation on the brink of disintegration

  • Duncan Evans

    Contributor

Jakarta | Mon, September 5 2016 | 10:45 am
‘Twilight in Jakarta’ - A portrait of a nation on the brink of disintegration

Among its many virtues, perhaps the most striking thing about Mochtar Lubis’ Twilight in Jakarta is that although written more than half a century ago in the 1950s, the novel illustrates that the fundamental tensions of Indonesian political life have changed little in the intervening years.A cursory reading of contemporary Indonesian newspapers confronts the reader with the problems of entrenche...

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