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Daughter of Independence By Bryce Alcock & Wenny Achdiat
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As a child, Wenny Achdiat experienced the tumult of the Japanese occupation and the Revolution against Dutch rule. Subsequently she struggled for her own independence, first with her parents as a... More > teenager, then with her oil executive husband during the chaotic Sukarno era, and finally with her loneliness as a single mother in Australia. Daughter of Independence interweaves Wenny’s story with that of her father, the controversial writer Achdiat Karta Mihardja, whose first novel Atheis became a classic. Independence brings both joy and sorrow for Wenny and tests the strong bond between father and daughter.< Less
The Unsung Hero By Dewi Radjaputri
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A dedicated son, a loving husband, and the tale of poverty that will destroy their lives. Set in West Java, Indonesia, real life issues are highlighted in this short story about love, sacrifice and... More > survival.< Less
Zheng He By Matt Buttsworth
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Zheng He is a novel by Dr Matt Buttsworth about the life of one of the most fascinating men in world history. Captured by the Chinese army as a young boy, castrated to become a eunoch and the future... More > emperor’s playmate, he rose to become a successful general and one of the greatest admirals in the history of the world who led gigantic Chinese fleets to Vietnam, Java, Sri Lanka, India, Saudi Arabia, and the east coast of Africa. China was at this time the world leader in all aspects of maritime technology. And yet, at the peak of his unparalleled success, the decision was made to destroy his Great Fleet. Why? This is the gripping story of Zheng He's life. And Fate. And why, at the peak of its maritime success, the Emperor of China made the fatal decision to retreat from the seas. Dr Matthew Buttsworth is an expert on Chinese and World History and has a number of published works including the Polarshift - Genghiz Khan, China and the Rise and Fall of the West. He is also the author of The Cyclist.< Less
Veil of Light By Husein Rofé
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Husein Rofé takes us with him on his journey – physical and spiritual – from his oppressive family situation in 1930s England, to Europe and North Africa and eventually to South... More > East Asia and the Far East. In 1951 he arrives in Central Java, in newly independent Indonesia. Here he discovers an unknown spiritual practice called Subud, a transformative experience that is passed from person to person without any teaching involved. He becomes convinced of its universal significance and feels called to make it better known. Through a series of adventures and uncanny coincidences, he succeeds in bringing it to the attention of seekers in the West. Rofé, an outstanding linguist, was attracted by the diversity of human culture. He set himself the goal of mastering a new language every year, and towards the end of his life was able to read and converse comfortably in over 70 languages. This extraordinary book concludes with his globetrotting adventures and his insights on culture, the state of the world and diet.< Less
DIENSTPLICHT IN INDIË 1949-1951 By Fred Ameling
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Herinneringen van een Huzaar van Boreel aan de turbulente periode van verdwijnend kolonialisme. Hij was één van de 125.000 soldaten van de Koninklijke Landmacht in het Verre Oosten. Met... More > 125 afbeeldingen......................................... Memoirs of a Dutch cavalryman of the turbulent episode of vanishing colonialism. He was a member of the Dutch army of 125.000 soldiers in the Far East. Included 125 images.< Less
DIENSTPLICHT IN INDIË 1949-1951 By Fred Ameling
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Herinneringen van een Huzaar van Boreel aan de turbulente periode van verdwijnend kolonialisme. Hij was één van de 125.000 soldaten van de Koninklijke Landmacht in het Verre Oosten. Met... More > 125 afbeeldingen......................................... Memoirs of a Dutch cavalryman of the turbulent episode of vanishing colonialism. He was a member of the Dutch army of 125.000 soldiers in the Far East. Included 125 images.< Less

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