Stories of Indian Pacific by Dewi Anggraeni
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Stories of Indian Pacific
By Dewi Anggraeni

Stories of Indian Pacific

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Stories of Indian Pacific by Dewi Anggraeni

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Stories of Indian Pacific are three novellas, set in New Caledonia, Australia and Indonesia, written in Dewi Anggraeni's engaging style that moves easily from one location to the next. 'To Drown a Cat' explores racial tension in New Caledonia; Uncertain Step is the story of an Indonesian bride in Australia; and in Crossroads two artists, an Australian and an Indonesian, meet in Bali. The novella is set in 1988, shortly after the violent confrontation between the French army and Kanak separists in the northern island of Ouvea. The story explores the tensions that explode in bloody confrontation, within a family divided by allegiance to two sets of ancestors, the French Caldoche and the indigenous Kanak. 'Uncertain Step' tells the story of Aryani, and her relatively late marriage to Steve, an Australian teacher who already has two children, and is still good friends with his previous wife. Aryani finds the Australian scenery, Steve's hometown, Adelaide and people's response to herself very different from everything she is used to in Bandung. Her uncertain step into marriage with this warm but almost unknown Australian is the story of so many Asian brides and their Australian husbands. In 'Crossroads', the young Australian rock singer, Justin is introduced to a new world of art and life, when he meets the Balinese poet and playwright, Nyoman. Justin sees for the first time, art as close to nature and art as important for political and social change.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780958771832
ISBN-10: 0958771839
Format: Paperback
(140mm x 215mm x 19mm)
Pages: 265
Imprint: Indra Publishing
Publisher: Indra Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1992
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Dewi Anggraeni

Dewi Anggraeni is a writer and journalist, well-known in Southeast Asia and in the academic world of Indonesia-studies. Dewi is the Australia correspondent for the weekly news magazine, Tempo, and a frequent contributor to the English-language Jakarta Post.

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