Indonesian Notebook: A Sourcebook on Richard Wright and the Bandung Conference (Paperback)
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Indonesian Notebook: A Sourcebook on Richard Wright and the Bandung Conference (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 21/03/2016
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While Richard Wright's account of the 1955 Bandung Conference has been key to shaping Afro-Asian historical narratives, Indonesian accounts of Wright and his conference attendance have been largely overlooked. Indonesian Notebook contains myriad documents by Indonesian writers, intellectuals, and reporters, as well as a newly recovered lecture by Wright, previously published only in Indonesian. Brian Russell Roberts and Keith Foulcher introduce and contextualize these documents with extensive background information and analysis, showcasing the heterogeneity of postcolonial modernity and underscoring the need to consider non-English language perspectives in transnational cultural exchanges. This collection of primary sources and scholarly histories is a crucial companion volume to Wright'sThe Color Curtain.

Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822360667
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Indonesian Notebook fills out the broader picture of Wright and the conference. It performs a valuable service ... and should encourage further scholarly digging in locales and languages affected by the conference." -- Jason Parker * Journal of American History *
"In U.S. histories, the meanings of the term the Third World is often rendered as stable. Non-American actors, too, sometimes remain only a spectral presence. By insisting that Indonesian intellectuals and Wright co-produced a different kind of Bandung spirit, Indonesian Notebook instead underscores the contingencies of what one historian rightly calls "the complex and uneven geographies of the postcolonial cold war world." In doing so it can help us begin to reimagine the politics, and the poetics, of the Third World." -- Mark Philip Bradley * Modern American History *
"Rigorously researched and beautifully composed." -- Taomo Zhou * Southeast Asian Studies *

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