Books (English)


Cigarette Girl

Novel

Pak Raja is gravely ill. On his deathbed, he calls the name of a woman who isn’t his wife: Jeng Yah. His three sons, the heirs to the Djagad Raja Clove Cigarette dynasty, are thrown ...

Currently & Emotion: Translations

Anthology

The anthology presents a varied and carefully curated selection of works which foreground the translator, and, by showcasing a broad range of approaches, seeks to challenge dominant perceptions of translation as an uncomplicated literary service ...

Dasamuka

Novel

A Scottish academic, journeying to the island of Java in 1811, is quickly drawn into the struggle of the Javanese people as they fight back against colonial powers and their own corrupt aristocracy. Willem Kappers, ...

Daughters of Papua

Novel

In Daughters of Papua Leksi and her two pets tell the story of grandmother Mabel, a woman from the Dani tribe, born and raised in Papua’s interior. The de Wissels, Dutch missionaries, take the bright ...

Di Serambi: On the Verandah – A Bilingual Anthology of Modern Indonesian Poetry

Poetry Collection

On the Verandah brings together the work of twelve contemporary Indonesian poets. The poems are presented in both Indonesian and English, together with notes on linguistic and cultural references, and a brief biography of each ...

Drought

Novel

Drought, a translation of Iwan Simatupang’s novel, Kering (1972), is a joyous celebration of life and human commitment. Its hero is an ex-student, ex-soldier, and ex-bandit, who decides to transmigrate to one of the outer ...

Durga/Umayi: A Novel

Novel

This scathingly satirical and hilarious novel, first published in Indonesia in 1991, affords both a blithely irreverent overview of Indonesian history in the Sukarno and Suharto eras and brilliant insights into the postcolonial condition. The ...

Earth Dance


Earth Dance,” the story of four generations of Balinese women, centers on conflicts that arise between the demands of caste and personal desires. Narrated by Ida Ayu Telaga, a Balinese woman in her thirties, the ...

Enchanting Tales From Indonesia

Collection of Short Stories

Children who go to international schools often feel disconnected and unaware of their heritage. They speak, read, and write in languages other than their native tongue and sometimes lack appreciation of their home country. It ...

Faith in Writing: Forty Years of Essays

Essay Collection

Through the difficult days of Indonesia’s authoritarianism, in the face of violence, through the euphoria of democratic transition, and ensuing disillusionment, one Indonesian writer has never lost faith in the act of writing. Goenawan Mohamad ...