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March 21, 2013
This special issue on Indonesia features photography, poetry, fiction, reportage and much more...
by John McGlynn
On Pramoedya Ananta Toer
July 8, 2012
Click here to read 'In Twilight Born,' a short story by Pramoedya Ananta Toer For the larger part of his writing career, Indonesian author...
by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
In Twilight Born
July 8, 2012
Click here for the author's biography and a literary context. Translated by John H. McGlynn (aka Willem Samuels) When I was growing up, my...
Poems by Sitor Situmorang
July 15, 2012
Sitor Situmorang is an award-winning poet, essayist and writer of short stories from Indonesia. Born in 1924 and active as a journalist in...
by CM Rien Kuntari
East Timor: The Final Hour
July 16, 2012
Indonesia unilaterally claimed the integration of East Timor in 1975 as its 27th province. During the 24 years of Soeharto’s presidency,...
A photo essay by Zésopol Carlito Caminha
East Timor Turns Ten
July 18, 2012
In May 2012, Timor-Leste celebrated its ten-year anniversary of the restoration of independence after a brutal occupation under Indonesian...
by Andy Fuller
Violence in the Writings of Seno Gumira Ajidarma
August 1, 2012
Seno Gumira Ajidarma (b.1958) is one of Indonesia’s most prominent and productive writers with some 30 books published since the 1980s. His...
by Philip Jacobson
Indonesia's Acid Test for the Rule of Law
August 10, 2012
In Indonesia last Christmas Eve, shortly after sunrise on the volcanic island of Sumbawa, police dispersing a civilian assembly at the port...
by Matt McGregor
The Failure of Free Will
August 16, 2012
In the opening pages of Forgotten Wars , historians Christopher Bayley and Tim Harper make a claim about World War Two that could unsettle...
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