April 22, 2014
In 1969, Indonesia took over West Papua with the now infamous Act of Free Choice , a mock referendum where West Papuans were forced to...
Reviews
March 23, 2013
It would be easy to write Anwar Congo off as a brutal, merciless, and corrupt mass murderer and relegate him to the corner of history...
retrospectives
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...
retrospectives
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...
retrospectives
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...
retrospectives
July 18, 2012
In May 2012, Timor-Leste celebrated its ten-year anniversary of the restoration of independence after a brutal occupation under Indonesian...
retrospectives
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,...
retrospectives
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...
retrospectives
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...