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Raden Adjeng Kartini

Letters of a Javanese Princess

Through these letters, written between 1899 and 1904, the compassion, growth, humility, and pride of a young Indonesian woman, Raden Adjeng Kartini, reach out for the reader to embrace and hold dear.
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  • Maya Savitrihas quoted4 years ago
    long to be free, to be able to stand alone, to study, not to be subject to any one, and, above all, never, never to be obliged to marry.

    But we must marry, must, must. Not to marry is the greatest sin which the Mohammedan woman can commit; it is the greatest disgrace which a native girl can bring to her family.

    And marriage among us—Miserable is too feeble an expression for it. How can it be otherwise, when the laws have made everything for the man and nothing for the woman?
  • Zain Rasoolhas quoted2 days ago
    It takes me back to times of which I must not think. It makes me weak and sad
  • Zain Rasoolhas quoted2 days ago
    We think sometimes with reason, what is civilization? Does it consist in a commanding tone, or in hypocrisy

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