Contains 12 videos, 22 slideshows, 39 stand-alone photographs, 2 audio recordings, 11 archival documents, 12 maps, 13 illustrations, 37 hand-drawn icons.
Indonesia is one of the most compelling countries on earth; it offers unexpected adventures that range from taking tea with a corpse or a sultan to negotiating crowds of thugs dressed as Islamists protesting against pop star Lady Gaga. Indonesia Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation has been celebrated by The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, and many other publications as a lively and deeply insightful account of the country’s complexities, but many readers have yearned for illustrations; Indonesia is also visually compelling. This enhanced edition is the answer: it includes videos, slide shows, and archival material collected by the author during her 22,000-kilometer trek around the country in 2012 as well as old letters from generals and rebels harvested from the archives she has kept in her twenty-five-year association with the country. The videos, edited and voiced by Elizabeth Pisani herself, provide an extra insight into the things she found most striking or curious. You don’t need to be online to access any of the content, and the analog-look design ensures that the multimedia materials never get in the way of a good, old-fashioned read.
This is a very large file (200 MB), and it works best on an iPad.