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Under The Volcano: The Story Of Bali

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Under the Volcano is dramatic history written by a master storyteller. Travellers come to Bali looking for paradise. Nehru called it “the morning of the world”. Yet this small island has seen much bloodshed – from the ritual suicides of Balinese warriors fighting the Dutch, to the massacres of 1965-66 and the bombings of 2002 and 2005. In Under the Volcano, Cameron Forbes ...more
Hardcover, 285 pages
Published July 30th 2007 by Black (first published July 1st 2007)
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Christel Keijzer
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
a little bit haphazard storytelling - but an interesting glimpse into all the different historical genocides, colonial cruelties, political, fundamental religion, drugs and current problems that the island of Bali has been subjected to through time and still manages to retain it's beauty ...more
MargeryK
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, non-fiction, kindle
I read this book after a visit to Bali where I felt that I only scratched the surface of its culture and I wanted to find out more. First, I read a detective novel set on the island, but then I wanted to learn more.

This book is really well written and covers Bali's recent history by looking at international trends which really puts the island into a larger context. I enjoyed this approach. It joined lots of metaphorical dots in my knowledge and I am keen to learn more - both about Bali, but also
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Suzanne Yoder
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one. Written by a journalist it winds vast amounts of history into a lively narrative. I am traveling to Bali later this year and this book gave me a compact but valuable introduction to the cultural fabric and historical landmarks that will hopefully make me a less offensive American tourist. I got bogged down a bit in Part II, but worth sticking through to the end.
Maureen Buckley
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I chose this book to give me some background before my first trip to Bali. It really was helpful in providing context. I was able to connect ideas and experiences. Thanks for helping me to begin to understand Bali.
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