Everything You Always Wanted to Happen in the Bumi Manusia Film

Everything You Always Wanted to Happen in the Bumi Manusia Film* (*but Were Afraid to Ask) BY : MIKAEL JOHANI AUGUST 09, 2019, JAKARTA GLOBE The wait is, finally, almost over. The film adaptation of Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s classic novel “Bumi Manusia,” or This Earth of Mankind, gets its red carpet première in Surabaya today. The choice […]

Why you should read Indonesia’s THIS EARTH OF MANKIND by Max Lane

In January 2014 Joshua Oppenheimer’s film on Indonesia, The Act of Killing, was nominated for an academy award, reflecting its penetration into mainstream film watching. Many people will be introduced to Indonesia by this vivid study of the country’s ruling lumpen elite. Another, very different, introduction to Indonesia might be reading Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s historical […]

NETHERLANDS PERFORMANCES: “THEY CALL ME NYAI ONTOSOROH”

NETHERLANDS PERFORMANCES OF: THEY CALL ME NYAI ONTOSOROH The performances will be in Indonesian with English sub-titling. Van onrechtvaardigheid naar onafhankelijkheid In dit toneelstuk, gebaseerd op Bumi Manusia (Aarde der mensen) van Pramoedja Ananta Toer, volgen we de levens van Nyai Ontosoroh, haar dochter Annelies (een halfbloed) en haar ‘inlandse’ schoonzoon Minke. Tragische levens, want […]