October 26, 2012
Let’s start from this premise. Whiteness is a dinosaur. It may perceive that the asteroid has already struck, that its extinction is...
retrospectives
October 26, 2012
From the Great Above she opened her ear to the Great Below. From the Great Above the goddess opened her ear to the Great Below. From the...
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 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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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April 13, 2012
An excerpt from chapter six, “Rome’s Rome,” I traveled as a kind of pilgrim. I wanted to witness the site of one of Africa’s greatest,...