Aug 15, 2022 Last Updated 8:00 AM, Aug 9, 2022

Essays

Essay: Our Home Together?

Bandung School of Peace is leading the fight against intolerance in West Java

A day in the life of Bali’s miracle worker

Professor Suryani and her team are making a difference

Aging remarkably

A lifelong activist and retired midwife is teaching her peers to stay engaged… and not burden their children

Passing it on

On a recent study trip, journalism student Lisa Favazzo met two people giving back to their communities in extraordinary ways

Essay: Harmony versus hate

Masykuri Bakri doesn’t fit the stereotype for a moderate Muslim leader

Hope in the darkness

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

Essay: ‘Harvard’ and ‘Cambridge’ at your doorstep

Pare’s English language school grew out of a tutoring job and is now attracting thousands

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

A perfect lunch break

Pat Walsh's book of short stories and poems takes us through a year of intimate encounters with Jakarta

A room of one’s own

Mobile libraries and writers clubs reveal a rich reading and writing culture among Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong

A feminist trajectory of literary influences

A writer pays homage to the women writers and intellectuals who paved the way for others

Introduction to Man Tiger: A Novel by Eka Kurniawan

Introduction to Man Tiger: A Novel by Eka Kurniawan

What are your true colours?: A conversation

A brief conversation between strangers provokes thoughts on Australia–Indonesia relations Essays and Fiction is a new series of writing in Inside Indonesia that aims to give voice to more personal stories about Indonesia. We welcome submissions in the form of reflective pieces, fiction, artwork, or essays about travel and fieldwork experiences.

Chinese whispers: The art of reflection

Essays and Fiction is a new series of writing in Inside Indonesia that aims to give voice to more personal stories about Indonesia. We welcome submissions in the form of reflective pieces, fiction, artwork, or essays about travel and fieldwork experiences.

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Essay: Divine rejeki! What a wonderful windfall

Aug 09, 2022 - NICHOLAS HERRIMAN, GREG ACCIAIOLI, MONIKA WINARNITA

How can you get rejeki? Like everything else about rejeki, the answer is something of a mystery.

Dorce Gamalama's burial and Indonesia's transgender traditions

Aug 02, 2022 - SASKIA WIERINGA

In contrast to the national motto ‘Unity in Diversity’ and its history of tolerance, Indonesian sexual  minorities are not respected

Fiction: The Turning Wheel

Jul 24, 2022 - PUTU OKA SUKANTA. KEITH FOULCHER (trans.)

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Fiction: Threads of Dignity

Jul 24, 2022 - PUTU OKA SUKANTA. KEITH FOULCHER (trans.)

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Book review: A life told in three parts

Jul 11, 2022 - RON WITTON

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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