Articles tagged Indonesia
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Benedict Anderson in Search of Tjamboek Berdoeri

By Benedict Anderson | April 29, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Solving the mystery behind a Chinese Indonesian writer’s forgotten account of the final years of Dutch colonial rule through Indonesia’s armed revolution

History Through Invention: Iksaka Banu’s “Farewell to Hindia”

By Iksaka Banu | January 29, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘When the Japanese were in power, I realized that the Dutch East Indies with all of its aristocratic ways, was finished. I must have the guts to say goodbye to it. And whatever fate befalls me, I will remain here.’

I am a Slave to Narrative

By Melani Budianta and Yvonne Michalik | December 10, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The Indonesian fiction writer Intan Paramaditha on the political potential of horror and writing as a feminist practice

Bad Women: Intan Paramaditha’s “Apple and Knife”

By Intan Paramaditha | December 10, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘In this way, people kept talking about her, and she continued to come to family gatherings. In the eyes of my relatives, she remained a problem that refused to be simplified.’

Everyday Islam: Abidah El Khalieqy’s Mataraisa

By Abidah El Khalieqy | November 6, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘But what has happened in our era? If just one vocal daring woman steps forth and speaks of the inequalities of the age and criticizes the establishment, especially those who hold authority, then she is immediately muzzled!’

Why I Wrote a Novel About Indonesian Political Exiles

By Leila S. Chudori | September 24, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘For me, who grew up and became an adult during the New Order period, I was conscious of a historical and political absurdity. I began to feel that there were some Indonesians who had become invisible.’

Rewriting History: Leila S. Chudori’s Home

By Leila S. Chudori | September 24, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘Where was Mas Han? What was he running from? And why hadn’t he called or tried to get in contact with me? These were my questions, those of a wife, a woman, who had no idea how what had happened would affect the fate of the Indonesian people.’

Indonesia on the Global Literary Stage

By Margaret Scott and Jyothi Natarajan | August 27, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

What does it mean to be a guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair? John McGlynn talks about the Lontar Foundation’s role in bringing Indonesian literature to the world and his own path from puppet maker to translator.

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