May 22, 2024 Last Updated 6:09 AM, May 21, 2024

Books Literature

Review: Kartini's letters in translation

Now published in both English and Indonesian translation, the annotated collection will provide a better understanding of this Indonesian heroine

Book review: 'Merdeka'

Henk Schulte Nordholt and Harry Poeze's new book turns attention to the battle for Indonesian independence and precarious rise of the Republic

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

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