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Mata Jiwa – Into the Eye of Life

by Amalia Firman The people of Nusantara have a treasury of traditions for survival. One of these cultural treasures that has been widely admired and studied is the...

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Couperus versus Pramoedya (part 2)

By: Christina Dewi Tri Murwani The colonial experience envokes in Indonesian and Dutch East Indies literature as shown in: Max Havelaar by Multatuli, Uit de suiker in...

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Couperus versus Pramoedya (part 1)

By: Christina Dewi Tri Murwani. Representation of the resistance of native at the end of the 19th century in the Dutch Indies, using 'De stille kracht' by Louis Couperus...

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The Sweetest Thing About Cambodia

By: Tommy Boukhris Nothing says welcome quite like Cambodia does. From her friendly people, rich heritage and delicious food, to her fertile land and visually stunning...

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Author Marion Bloem: ‘Indonesian Grandma Moemie Predicted 9/11’

By: Yvette Benningshof Dutch writer with Indonesian roots Marion Bloem stands in the spotlights this year. She has gracefully reached the age of 60 and celebrates a...

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Book Review: Land of the Birds of Paradise

By: Mariecke van Vugt The internet and industrial revolution have changed the world and the lives of the people living in it. Fortunately for us, some places in the...

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Indonesian Writer & Activist Ayu Utami: ‘I love Indonesia with Pain in my Heart’

By: Yvette Benningshof Questioning politics, human behavior and her own religion made Ayu Utami into a taboo breaking writer, journalist and activist. She gained...

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Bernice Chauly: ‘Growing up with Ghosts’

By: Melissa Lin Bernice Chauly is a writer, photographer, poet, lecturer and film-maker. Having been active in the Kuala Lumpur arts scene for almost two decades,...

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Filipino Books for the Lazy Reader

By: Jesse Pizarro Boga It's never too late to make reading a habit. If you have short-attention span like me, consider the following Filipino titles that turned me...

Agustinus Wibowo, backpacker, tourist or flashpacker? In Afghanistan he became 'sandalpacker' and 'sackpacker'

Indonesian Travel Writer & Photographer Agustinus Wibowo: ‘Traveling is about Losing your Ego’

By: Yvette Benningshof Passing borderlines is almost a daily routine for Agustinus Wibowo. The travel writer and photographer from Indonesia picked up his backpack at...