Joost J. Coté

Joost J. Coté is a senior lecturer in history at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of On Feminism and Nationalism: Kartini’s Letters to Stella Zeehandelaar and coeditor of Recalling the Indies: Colonial Memories and Postcolonial Identities.

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Realizing the Dream of R. A. Kartini · Her Sisters’ Letters from Colonial Java
Edited by Joost J. Coté

Realizing the Dream of R. A. Kartini: Her Sisters’ Letters from Colonial Java presents a unique collection of documents reflecting the lives, attitudes, and politics of four Javanese women in the early twentieth century. Joost J. Coté translates the correspondence between Raden Ajeng Kartini, Indonesia’s first feminist, and her sisters, revealing for the first time her sisters’ contributions in defining and carrying out her ideals.

“Joost Coté presents what is probably the last of the Kartini-related letters extant … a precious and unique resource. The translations are first-class, and the person who probably knows more about Kartini and her family than anyone else in the world has edited them.”

William H. Frederick, author of Visions and Heat: The Making of the Indonesian Revolution