Jul 27, 2017 Last Updated 2:23 PM, Jul 21, 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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Latest Articles

Review: Four perspectives on Hanung Bramantyo’s Kartini

Jul 18, 2017 - HELEN PAUSACKER, DINA AFRIANTY, HANI YULINDRASARI AND JOOST COTE

Hanung Bramantyo's 'Kartini' (featuring Dian Sastrowardoyo as lead) touches on themes still relevant today. (Legacy Pictures)

Reviewing the history behind and themes in Hanung Bramantyo's Kartini

HIV-positive mothers left behind

Jul 04, 2017 - NAJMAH, SHARYN DAVIES AND SARI ANDAJANI

‘Staying strong for my children’: by a HIV-positive single mother of six, with one child HIV positive. (Najmah)

Married women endure the highest rate of new HIV infection in Indonesia

Reviews: Writing Australia and Indonesia

Jun 30, 2017 - VIOLET RISH

A group of Australia Awards alumni pose for a picture at the 2014 Alumni Dinner, Indonesia.

Reviews: ‘Linking People’ and ‘Troppo’

Indonesia’s woman to watch

Jun 19, 2017 - DUNCAN GRAHAM

Yenny Wahid readjusts her headscarf fabric.

Yenny Wahid is the new face of moderate Islam

Comes with the territory

Jun 09, 2017 - JAZAK AKBAR HIDAYAT

A sign next to a dirt road reads in Indonesian, ‘Welcome to the territory of the Kiyu customary forest under Constitutional Court Decree No. 35/PUU-X/2012. THIS IS OUR CUSTOMARY FOREST, NOT STATE FOREST.’

Compromises must be made in the quest for indigeneity among the Dayak Meratus

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Lontar Modern Indonesia

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A selection of stories from the Indonesian classics and modern writers, periodically published free for Inside Indonesia readers, courtesy of Lontar

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