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Review: Troubled transit

Oct 16, 2016 - Max Walden

Asylum seekers stuck in Indonesia 

Why size matters

Oct 10, 2016 - Diana Pakasi

Young people at a hangout in Sentani. Source: Diana Pakasi

Young men in Papua reassert their manhood through penis enlargement

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

Oct 03, 2016 - Anton Lucas and John Barnard

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...

Review: Witnesses to Holland's war in Indonesia 1945-49

Sep 17, 2016 - Joost Coté

Joost Coté

Rengat, 1949 (Part 2)

Sep 12, 2016 - Anne-Lot Hoek

Source: Anne-Lot Hoek

The people of Rengat, the Dutch archives and Dutch authorities have always known about the massacre of January 1949. Why then is the Dutch public not aware?  

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Lontar Modern Indonesia



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

Readers said:

  • The forgotten killings
    Willem ten Wolde - 14 Oct
    Another source: A book by Inez Hollander,Silenced Voices: Uncovering a Family's Colonial History in Indonesia,https://www.amazon.com/Silenced-Voices-U ...
  • The forgotten killings
    Willem ten Wolde - 14 Oct
    The Bersiap killings by the Pemuda's against unarmed children, women, old man, and other Indo and Dutch civilians. About 20,000 casualties. Some sources ...
  • Why size matters
    cynthia - 12 Oct
    Hi Diana I thought your ethnography is somewhat "subversive" but we are all need a little subversion these days hahaa.. congratulation, it was ...
  • In Memoriam & Ten weeks in Bali, Java, Singapore and Sumatra, December 1981 - March 1982
    Donna - 05 Oct
    What a wonderful essay, and he seems to have been a very thoughtful and caring person. Thanks for sharing this with your readers.

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