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And the War is Over
The final days of World War II serve as the backdrop for this novel by Ismail Marahimin. Fighting has not reached the small Sumatran village of Tarata ...

The Rape of Sukreni
Violence, money, and melodrama¬óthese are the volatile ingredients of The Rape of Sukreni. Written in the 1930s by A.A. Panji Tisna, a prince of the B ...

Fireflies in Manhattan
Born in Ngawi, East Java, in 1932, Umar Kayam obtained his masters degree from New York University and his doctoral degree from Cornell University. It ...

Jazz, Perfume & the Incidents
On November 12, 1991, the Indonesian military opened fire on East Timorese protestors in Dili, the capital of East Timor. Hundreds of people were kill ...

The dancer
A trilogy of novels set in tumultuous days of the mid 1960s, The Dancer describes a village community struggling to adapt to a rapidly changing world. ...

Before Dawn
Sapardi Djoko Damono, one of Indonesia’s most productive and popular poets first began writing poetry as a high school student in the mid-1950s. Befo ...

Javanese Gentry
Javanese Gentry (Para Priyayi, 1992) depicts the implicit concerns of a variety of characters for whom the attainment of that higher status is for mos ...

The Saga of Siti Mariah
The Saga of Siti Mariah, a translation of Hikayat Siti Mariah by Haji Mukti, a largely unknown author in the history of modern Indonesian literature, ...

The Rose of Cikembang
First published in 1927 as Bunga Roos dari Tjikembang, Kwee Tek Hoay's The Rose of Cikembang is an excellent example of the so-called peranakan l ...