isbn: 9780393088588 was an economist recommendation. author is ex journalist and now medical professional who speaks the language. Indonesia has it share of ‘non persons’ (my blog) and pre to post Suharto period is examined the nearest i got to it here is an east timour mention in a Pilger book and a book on us economic policies.
There’s a lot of travelling here and the islands and people come across well as places are explored and the customs explained with the humorous ‘fuckwit’ factor seeming highly logical.
3/5 bananas an interesting look at a people.