This Earth of Mankind - Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Minke is a young Javanese student of great intelligence and ambition. Living equally among the colonists and colonized of 19th-century Java, he battles against the confines of colonial strictures. It is his love for Annelies that enables him to find the strength to embrace his world.
Penguin Books. 1996. 368 pages. Paperback.