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Gotong Royong Sejati Orang Maybrat

by Anu Beta Tubat Orang Maybrat sejak masa leluhur mereka abad-abad yang silam harus berjuang keras untuk dapat bertahan hidup di alam pegunungan karst yang kurang...

Making fun of Covid

by Sita van Bemmelen In precarious times, such as we all experience during this Covid epidemic, people tend to become morose, stressed out, or even utterly depressed. It...

Book Reviews in Dutch 03

Reggie Baay Het lied van de goden AtlasContact, Euro 22,99 ISBN 9789025470548   Reggie Baay (1955) schrijft romans en non-fictie. Hij is nauw betrokken bij de...

‘The Moluccans. A forgotten story’ Review

Coen Verbraak De Molukkers. Een vergeten geschiedenis Alfabet Uitgevers, ISBN 9789021240005, E 22,50 This is the book that goes with the television series by the...

A Balinese cremation in Covid style

by Sita van Bemmelen Bali is well-known for its ostentatious cremations. In my husband’s Brahman family originating from the sleepy town of Klungkung most members are...

Book Reviews in Dutch 2

by Peter van Riel Soo Kim Dit is Korea Terra, ISBN 9789089898425, Euro 22,99 Wij hebben iets met landen als Taiwan en Korea. Al was het maar vanwege al die devices made...

In search of a lost fatherland (2) Rudy Kousbroek and Sitor Situmorang about Sumatra

by Dirk A. Buiskool Photo Barbara Brouwer, Marc Vervaart   After a stay of more than 30 years on Sumatra, I became attached to the country. In 1990 I came to Medan as a...

In search of a lost fatherland (1) Rudy Kousbroek and Sitor Situmorang about Sumatra

by Dirk A. Buiskool Photo Barbara Brouwer After a stay of more than 30 years on Sumatra, I became attached to the country. In 1990 I came to Medan as a teacher of...

Covid in Hindu Bali. Report by Sita van Bemmelen

Covid in Hindu Bali. The issue of social distancing by Sita van Bemmelen I am not going to tell you how badly the epidemic has hit Bali. That is self-evident, Bali being...

Muslims in Indonesia. A majority with a minority mentality

Islam in Indonesia Despite the fact the Indonesian archipelago has the largest Muslim population in the world, Islamic parties have never had the majority in its...

Tracing the Heritage of Cirebon (3) Batik Cirebon

Batik Cirebon by Regina Sari Agustinne  All Cirebon’s Batik is originated in the village called Trusmi, named after Ki Gede Trusmi, a man who introduced the art of...