This book is a collection of 200 + pages of interviews conducted by of anyone and everyone in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia and the world’s 2nd largest metropolitan area with more than 28 million souls.
From street buskers to politicians to gay rights leaders to fundamentalist muslims the people and perspectives offered in this collection are as numerous as the islands that make up Indonesia.
This book would be interesting to virtually any reader who has an interest in culture and urban life. However, since Sarah and I are pursuing a life of work in this city, the information captured in these pages was fascinating and exciting. It has helped put a face on this overwhelming city. Many seeds of ideas for opportunities to meet the felt and real needs of these precious people have been planted as a result of reading their stories.