In the Time of Madness: Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos

In the Time of Madness: Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos

by Richard Lloyd Parry

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In the Time of Madness: Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos by Richard Lloyd Parry

In the last years of the twentieth century, foreign correspondent Richard Lloyd Parry found himself in the vast island nation of Indonesia as its mystical leader, General Suharto, was losing his hold on the country. After thirty-two years, dictatorship was giving way to a new era of chaos and superstition, the "time of madness" predicted centuries before. On the island of Borneo, tribesmen embarked on a savage war of headhunting and cannibalism. Jungles burned uncontrollably, money lost its value, planes crashed, and volcanoes erupted. After the tumultuous fall of Suharto came the vote on independence for the tiny occupied country of East Timor. And it was here, trapped in the besieged compound of the United Nations, that Lloyd Parry reached his own breaking point.

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ISBN-13: 9780099481454
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/2006

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