Apr 14, 2024 Last Updated 4:19 AM, Apr 12, 2024

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Writing for God

Piety and consumption in popular Islam

A new artistic order?

The arts scene has changed radically since 1998, but some of the old uncertainties remain

Where are you (not) from?

Sundanese have a habit of putting each other in their places

Ten years of hoping and waiting

A photo essay about families of the disappeared

A world of reading

Local writers help combat illiteracy in rural Banten

Teaching and remembering

The legacy of the Suharto era lingers in school history books

Reviews - Marrying up in Bali

Review: Tarian bumi is the story of four generations of Balinese women

Wisanggeni, Ned Kelly, and Tommy

A new novel explores the ambiguous role of the outlaw in today's Indonesia

Women's voices in the arts

Women’s movement activists and artists unite

Moving beyond ignorance

Cultural engagement is yet to reach its full potential

The struggle over history

Pramoedya Ananta Toer questions the dominant understanding of Indonesia’s historical path

17 August 1945

The revolution begun in 1945 must be completed

Hidden treasures

Preserving the literary past

More than just sex

Three women authors take the Indonesian literary world by storm

Mochtar Lubis

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

Generation 98

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

Rendra speaks

Australia: an alternative West in Asia?

Writing to the world

Pramoedya was an all-round revolutionary writer.

Strong women

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

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