Book Launch: The Banda Islands: Hidden Histories and Miracles

29 Oct 2017 15:30 - 17:00
/ Free
Rondji Restaurant. Jl. Campuan (Google Maps)

The Banda Islands have long fascinated explorers, anthropologists, writers, photographers, filmmakers, and artists. These ‘islands of spicerie’, tiny, almost indiscernible specks on the map of Southeast Asia, have witnessed key moments in world history; from the beginnings of global capitalism and colonization, to Indonesia’s journey towards becoming a nation.

Kepulauan Banda telah lama mempesona para penjelajah, antropolog, penulis, fotografer, pembuat film, dan seniman. ‘Pulau-pulau spicerie’ ini, gambar seperti bintik-bintik kecil yang hampir tak terbaca di peta Asia Tenggara, telah menyaksikan momen penting dalam sejarah dunia; dari awal kapitalisme global dan kolonisasi, hingga perjalanan Indonesia menuju sebuah bangsa.


Jan Russell

Jan Russell is an Irish-born editor and writer. She is the Co-founder and former Editor of Kabar Indonesia magazine, a publication celebrating the people and places of the archipelago. She …

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