May 28, 2017 Last Updated 4:12 AM, May 24, 2017

Fiction & Essays

Book extract: Sarongge

Lontar Modern Indonesia: ‘But that is, after all, the relationship between land and power... Whoever holds power will impose their view.’

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Petikan buku: Sarongge

Lontar Modern Indonesia: ‘Siapa yang pegang kuasa, akan paksakan pandangannya tentang bagaimana cara mengatur aset alam itu.’

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Essay: Redefining Indonesia

Almost twenty years after reformasi, journalist and novelist Leila S. Chudori ponders on the successes and failures of this historic period for Indonesia

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In Memoriam & Ten weeks in Bali, Java, Singapore and Sumatra, December 1981 - March 1982

Many older readers of Inside Indonesia will remember John Barnard, who died earlier this year in Melbourne after a brief illness. John, who worked as a technician in the science laboratory at Monash University, was a regular attendee at the regular Centre for Southeast Asian Studies seminars where he loved to meet up with old friends and make new ones. A shy retiring person and a bachelor all his life, visiting Indonesia was always a significant annual event for him as his travel diary clearly shows. 

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Review: Man Tiger strikes!

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Longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker International Prize Eka Kurniawan’s novel signals the birth of a sophisticated crime noir genre in Indonesian literature

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Old and poor

May 23, 2017 - SAFRINA THRISTIAWATI

An old woman walks down the street.

Indonesia’s welfare schemes are failing to support older citizens

Review: Hope and despair in Aceh

May 15, 2017 - KAREN KARTOMI THOMAS

Mahdi Abdullah speaks to guests at Transmemorabilia. (Australia Plus)

Contemporary Indonesian painter Mahdi Abdullah exhibits Acehnese culture in Melbourne 

Essay: Hope in the darkness

May 06, 2017 - ANGELA RICHARDSON

Kalsoom Jaffari has dedicated her life in Indonesia to helping other refugees

A Hazara fleeing persecution has dedicated her life in Indonesia to helping her fellow refugees in Bogor

A lottery love affair

Apr 25, 2017 - THIJS SCHUT

Discussing the lottery at the end of the day. (Thijs Schut)

On the island of Flores, a Singaporean lottery based on the Chinese zodiac is a popular pastime

Online dating apps blocked

Apr 18, 2017 - DINA LISTIORINI AND SHARYN GRAHAM DAVIES

Screenshot: A young man looks over the Grindr app interface. (Brondongmanis Channel via Youtube)

A government crackdown on dating apps is depriving LGBT Indonesians of a crucial resource

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