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Book review: A life told in three parts

Translations of Putu Oka Sukanta’s trilogy of novels, bring his stories of struggle, oppression and resilience spanning over sixty years of Indonesian history, to an English-speaking audience

Book review: Beyond the pale

A major research project on Dutch extreme violence in the Indonesian war of Independence, 1945–1949

Book review: Plantation life

Corporate occupation in Indonesia’s oil palm zone

Review: Separating fact from fiction in Conrad’s Eastern Voyages

Joseph Conrad is known as being the famous English author of books such as Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness

Review: A narrative of denial

An indictment of Australian policy on East Timor during the Fraser years

Essay: Seeking solace in the midst of COVID-19

Book clubs and creative communities have headed online where they provide Jakartans with vital connections and solace during the pandemic

Review: Bridges of Friendship

An excellent reminder of the strength and importance of relationships between people of different cultures

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Translations of Putu Oka Sukanta’s trilogy of novels, bring his stories of struggle, oppression and resilience spanning over sixty years of Indonesian history, to an English-speaking audience

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