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Wim van den Doel Snouck. Het volkomen geleerdenleven van Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje Prometheus, E 49,99 ISBN 978 90 446 35621   Als eenvoudig studentje sociale...

Craig Thomas Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City

Nguyễn Tuấn Dũng, Màu Mưa, Colors in the Rain, 2021, Acrylic trên vải canvas, Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 120 cm After a rather quiet 2021 devoid of exhibitions,...

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

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...

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

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 … die we...

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...

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...