Jul 15, 2020 Last Updated 11:50 PM, Jul 2, 2020

Books

Mochtar Lubis

Always controversial, Mochtar Lubis was one of Indonesia’s most respected journalists and best-known authors for over four decades.

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Generation 98

Djenar Maesa Ayu – one of Indonesia’s exciting new female authors

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Strong women

Female autonomy became a prominent theme in Pramoedya’s writing.

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Fighting words

In his last interview, Pramoedya kept up his attack on elitism and corruption.

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Latest Articles

A generation of resistance

Jun 26, 2020 - IVO MATEUS GONCALVES

Students demonstrate at Santa Cruz cemetery, 12 November 1991 / Author

East Timor’s student movement and the struggle against oppression

West Papua and Black Lives Matter

Jun 17, 2020 - SOPHIE CHAO

We are not monkeys / Twitter

A movement seeking justice, healing, and freedom for Black people has become a powerful rallying call for Indigenous West Papuans

Artists seek assistance

Jun 14, 2020 - RAHMADI FAJAR HIMAWAN

Several pesinden accompanying a wayang performance / Rahmadi Fajar Himawan

Javanese traditional musicians are among the many artists and performers struggling to survive, or qualify for government payments under COVID restrictions

A house of cards?

Jun 02, 2020 - YULIDA PANGASTUTI

ANTARA FOTO/Saiful Bahri/wsj

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the exploitation of non-formal early childhood educators 

Review: Diponegoro's biographer

May 01, 2020 - DICK VAN DER MEIJ

Peter Carey making a pilgrimage to the gravesite of Pangeran Diponegoro, Makassar, South Sulawesi in June 2014  / Subi, 2014 with permission

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