The Buru Quartet is a series of four books written by Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer. The novels are:
The books were published between 1980 and 1988. Indonesian president Suharto banned the books. The next president B.J. Habibie also banned them. In 2000, the Indonesian government stopped banning the books so people in Indonesia could read them legally.
Story[change | change source]
The novels tell the story of the Indonesian National Awakening Movement between 1898-1918. The main character is Minke. He is born in 1900, the son of a regent. Minke is educated by the Dutch. He is based on an early Indonesian journalist named Raden Tirto Adhi Soerjo.
References[change | change source]
- Vaswani, Karishma (14 October 2010). "Indonesia Suharto-era book banning law lifted". BBC News. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Buru Quartet review by the Asian Review of Books