Dec 06, 2019 Last Updated 11:46 PM, Dec 3, 2019

Reviews

Watching Balibo in Jakarta

Watching Balibo in Jakarta

Packed screenings of the controversial film about the deaths of five Australian journalists in East Timor continue, despite an official ban

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Review: Islam and nation

Review: Islam and nation

Review: Edward Aspinall’s ambitious study of the Acehnese rebellion provides valuable insights into this complex conflict

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A shadow falls

A shadow falls

Review: Andrew Beatty’s new book tells the story of his experiences in a Banyuwangi village

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An unsolved puzzle

An unsolved puzzle

Review: A new book on Christianity in Indonesia fails to throw light on the startling prominence of women in the church in Minahasa

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Book reviews

Suharto's Indonesia, W Papua's Dani people, and Art as politics

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Moluccan separatism

Richard Chauvel has written what must be the definitive study of the colonial history of Ambon.

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Soul painting

A book that testifies to the burgeoning of the arts in Indonesia over the last thirty years.

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Latest Articles

Fiction: Pasung

Nov 22, 2019 - MAYESTICA DE JONG

/ Andrea Star Reese for Human Rights Watch

  His gaze is fixated on an indeterminate spot behind me, his arms hang loosely by his sides. Wearing nothing but a pair of faded black shorts, his ribs and collar...

Contraception at a crossroads

Nov 11, 2019 - LOUISA-ANNE BUWALDA

Adam Cohn @Flickr

Indonesia’s 50-year-old family planning program has been a great success but is struggling to adapt with women’s needs

Hunger and culture in West Papua

Oct 30, 2019 - SOPHIE CHAO

Indigenous Marind in rural Merauke have traditionally depended on the forest for their subsistence / Sophie Chao

Oil palm projects are causing hunger in Merauke, both literal and symbolic

Essay: Letter from Jakarta

Sep 29, 2019 - ABDUL SAMAD HAIDARI

Refugees protest in Makassar, February 2018 / Ali Froghi

Living in the midst of uncertainty

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