In Child of All Nations, the reader is immediately swept up
by a story that is profoundly feminist, devastatingly
anticolonialist—and full of heartbreak, suspense, love, and fury.
Pramoedya immerses the reader in a world that is astonishing in its
vividness: the cultural whirlpool that was the Dutch East Indies of
the 1890s. A story of awakening, it follows Minke, the main
character of This Earth of Mankind, as he struggles to
overcome the injustice... more...