Books (English)


The Red Bekisar

Novel

In a village of coconut growers in Central Java during the 1960s, Lasi and Kanjat grow up in a community of nira tappers. Half-Japanese and half-Javanese, beautiful Lasi and Kanjat are schoolmates but kept apart ...

The Voices of Butterflies: A Novel

Novel

Ni Ketut Sudiani is a talented young female Indonesian author. “The Voices of Butterflies” is her first novel; and it’s selected and published by Sastra Digital, an online publishing and literary magazine, using Createspace independent ...

The Years of Voiceless

Novel

Synopsis: Marni is an illiterate Javanese woman who still practices ancestor worship. Through her offerings she finds her gods and puts forth her hopes. She knows nothing of the God brought in from that faraway ...

This Earth of Mankind (Buru Tetralogy #1)

Novel

Minke is a young Javanese student of great intelligence and ambition. Living equally among the colonists and colonized of 19th-century Java, he battles against the confines of colonial strictures. It is his love for Annelies ...

This Home Was Never Mine

Non Fiction

Based on the real life accounts of dozens of survivors, “This Home Was Never Mine” is a literary non-ficiton which retraces the life of one Ahmadiyya (a Muslim minority sect) family from Lombok, Indonesia from ...

Through Darkness to Light: A Bilingual Anthology of Indonesian Writing

Anthology

This anthology is the fruit of an enduring cooperation between the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) and Hivos. Both organizations share a passion in providing a platform upon which an opoen and dynamic dialogue ...

Tigress

Poetry Collection

“Tigress” is the first independently published poem collection by Ayu Meutia in collaboration with Gesa Febrian and Letterplatters. It consists of 52 handpicked poems that resemblance her voice that roars from within, on love and ...

Twilight in Djakarta

Novel

Written in the early 1960s while the author was under arrest by Indonesian authorities, this vivid dissection of social and political life in Jakarta, Indonesia reveals the dark currents of poverty, corruption and vice which ...

Twilight in Jakarta

Novel

Half a century ago when Mochtar Lubis’ Twilight in Jakarta was secreted out of Indonesia and published in London, it was the first Indonesian novel ever to be published in English translation. The novel, a ...

Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

Novel

Vivid, bawdy, comic, and arresting, the exciting new novel by the Indonesian phenomenon, Eka Kurniawan Told in short, cinematic bursts, Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash is gloriously pulpy. Ajo Kawir, a lower-class Javanese teenage boy ...