Pramoedya Ananta Toer, born on the island of Java in 1925, was imprisoned first by the Dutch, then by the Indonesian government as a political prisoner. He received the PEN Freedom to Write Award and the Ramon Magsaysay Award.
"[Toer is] so great that we instantly feel we've known him--and he us--all our lives." --USA Today"Simply, elegantly traces an emerging political consciousness... The writing flows as if in real time." --Los Angeles Times Book Review