That means I'll be reading Pramoedya Ananta Toer's Footprints, the third volume in the Buru quartet. Which is about Minke, a Javanese living under Dutch colonialism, and his journey from clever but naive youth to understanding and active adulthood. Set at the start of the 20th century, this third volume is where it gets really political, and Minke becomes more clearly based on a real person -- Javanese press pioneer Tirto Adhi Suryo.
I kind of meant to read this last summer, so I'm glad to have a push to get it done. My plan is to read all four.
Just to prove that I have indeed been there for every single Spin, here is the complete list of my Spin titles so far!
- Ake: The Years of Childhood, by Wole Soyinka
- A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
- Niels Lyhne, by J. P. Jacobsen
- Far From the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy
- Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
- Kit Marlowe plays: Doctor Faustus and Tamburlaine
- The Small House at Allington, by Anthony Trollope
- The Crucible, by Arthur Miller
- My Name is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok
- A Bend in the River, by V. S. Naipaul
- The Story of My Experiments with Truth, by Mahatma Gandhi
- Prufrock and Other Observations, by T. S. Eliot
- Why We Can't Wait, by MLKJr.
- Light in August, by William Faulkner
- The Heart of Midlothian, by Sir Walter Scott
- Henry IV, Part I by Shakespeare
- And So Flows History, by Hahn Moo-Souk
- Constellation Myths
- Crime and Punishment, by Dostoevsky
- Stories of Walter de la Mare
- The Bride Price, by Buchi Emecheta