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Parfum, Jazz and The Incident

On November 12, 1991, the Indonesian military opened fire on East Timorese protestors in Dili, the capital of East Timor. Hundreds of people were killed and accounts of this massacre sparked...

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The Rainbow Troops

Published in Indonesia in 2005, The Rainbow Troops, Andrea Hirata's closely autobiographical debut novel, sold more than five million copies, shattering records. Now it promises to...

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Lies, Loss and Longing

The stories in Lies, Loss, and Longing portray the experiences of survivors of violence. Sukanta delves deeply into ordinary suffering, using his keen eye for the mundane to expose extraordinary...

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Princess Kemang

This story comes from Bengkulu. Princess Kemang like hunting very much. When she ventures into the wood to hunt, she sees a deer, then she shoots him. The first attempt is failed, but her second...

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Earth Dance

Earth Dance, a translation of the novel TarianBumi (2000), is the story of four generations of Balinese women, centering on conflicts that arise between the demands of caste and personal desires...

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Departures

As an airhostess with the new Indonesian Airlines, Elisa is determined to establish her independence and find a place where she really feels she belongs. With a troubled family background and...

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