The country of Indonesia is comprised of 17,000 islands—spanning thousands of miles in the Pacific Ocean. Journalist and HIV Epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani trekked 26,000 of those miles to research and write a comprehensive narrative about this incredible country.
And we can't wait to learn from her experiences.
This month, we are reading:
As Amazon describes, "Declaring independence in 1945, Indonesia said it would 'work out the details of the transfer of power etc. as soon as possible.'...the world's fourth most populous nation has been working on that 'etc.' ever since."
This book—part travel narrative, part deep dive into the ties that bind a diverse nation—is celebrated by critics and readers, and a great introduction into a country in which Opportunity is growing.
The Wall Street Journal described it as "A spectacular achievement and one of the very best travel books I have read."
And The New Yorker added, "Exuberant and wise...Pisani is an exceptionally resourceful observer of the ongoing battle to define Indonesia."
Join the Opportunity Book Club this month as we read Indonesia Etc.
Pick up a copy on Amazon.com, at your local library, or at your favorite local bookstore today.
Learn more about the Opportunity Book Club at opportunity.org/bookclub
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