Jan 27, 2023 Last Updated 12:03 AM, Jan 26, 2023

Society

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

Review: Sites, Bodies and Stories

History and heritage in the Indonesian imagination

Review: Women, Sexual Violence and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66

Pohlman’s study provides sensitive and powerful testimony of the impact of this violence on women and girls

Urban Christian aspirations

A new interdenominational Christian movement is gaining momentum in urban centres

Marriage denied

Refugees, asylum seekers and stateless migrants face significant barriers to marrying their Indonesian partners

Resisting limbo

Self-organisation amongst refugees in Indonesia

All alone

Unaccompanied minors face precarious conditions in Indonesia

Football, violence and politics

Yogyakarta’s notorious Brajamusti elects a president

A post-colonial subversive

Like Toer’s tetralogy before it, Semua Untuk Hindia turns Indonesia’s national history narrative on its head

After ’98: Censorship, compromises and resistance

Cancellations at UWRF 2015 were just the latest example of censorship in democratic Indonesia

Keeping promises

Disability rights activists have called on Jokowi to account for his pre-election promises

Aquarelle Phantasm

An emerging poet takes the international stage

Battle of the bands

The influence of music videos in the 2014 electoral campaign

Enduring impunity

The reality for women survivors of conflict-related violence in Indonesia does not match the rhetoric

Review: 'Enduring impunity': Women surviving atrocities in the absence of justice

Ongoing impunity for perpetrators continues to impact on the lives of women survivors

Press representation of the ‘Bali Nine’ in Indonesia and Australia

A survey reveals that reporting of the Australians on death row did not foster better understanding of each country’s point of view

Trials of a mother

For women giving birth in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and other rural and remote parts of Indonesia, adequate facilities and trained health workers are not easily reached

Review: Lontar’s Modern Library of Indonesian Literature

Translations of Indonesian literature offer insights into both the universality and particularity of Indonesian culture and society

LGBT Indonesians bring entertainment and activism together online

CONQ – a web series has captured a huge and loyal viewing audience

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A long search for a cure for beriberi in Southeast Asia in the late nineteenth century was led by trial and a lot of error

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