Book extract: Sarongge

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Book extract: Sarongge

Berichtdoor webmaster » wo 05 apr 2017, 06:38


Translated by Tessa Piper

Karen researched the many investors who were competing for land in Papua. Mostly agribusiness and mining. Two types of enterprise that generally conflicted with the Rainbow Warriors’ mission. Karen knew the businesses’ thugs and spies already had their black tentacles in Papua. She felt the Rainbow Warriors were in a race and their opponent was driving a much faster car.

From her reading, she saw that, for investors, Papua is a land of new prospects. The jungles of Java were destroyed during the Dutch colonial era, and in Soekarno’s time. And the forests of Sumatera and Kalimantan fell to the greed of the Soeharto period. Only Papua remained. “It’s time to go east,” said a conglomerate’s spokesperson to a business magazine.

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Sarongge was first published by Dian Rakyat in 2012. The second edition is due to be published in 2017 by Indie Book Corner. The English translation will be published in the Lontar Modern Indonesian Fiction Series in 2017.

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Tosca Santoso is an Indonesian journalist who founded the country’s first national independent radio news agency, KBR, and has received numerous awards for his commitment to journalism and social change. Sarongge is his first work of fiction.

Tessa Piper is a British national who has lived and worked in Indonesia for the past two decades. Juliana Wilson edited the English edition of Sarongge.
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