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 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...
retrospectives
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...
retrospectives
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,...
Opinion
April 5, 2012
There is a certain missed opportunity in America’s box-office obsession with The Hunger Games which, while being an entertaining movie in...
retrospectives
February 27, 2012
Twenty years ago, in November 1992, Ghirmai Negash delivered “The Freedom of the Writer” as a speech at the then Officers Club in Asmara,...
retrospectives
February 15, 2012
This reprint has been published with the permission of the publisher, The Red Sea Press In the mid-fifties, Villaggio Paradiso was a lot...