Books (English)


Rope


Khairani Barokka’s first full poetry collection Rope is a spellbinding and impressive debut, kaleidoscopic in detail and richly compelling. With a meticulous artist’s instinct, these finely-tuned poems ask urgent questions about our impact upon the environment, and ...

Saman: A Novel


Saman tells stories about four urban middle class women who have been best friend from schools, and their connection to Saman, an ex Catholic priest turned activist. Saman is hunted by the military regime. The ...

Saraswati: Wisdom & Knowledge, a Bilingual Anthology of Indonesian Writing

Anthology

Saraswati: Wisdom & Knowledge, a Bilingual Anthology of Indonesian Writing, featuring selected works of 15 authors invited to attend UWRF 2014. These writers passed the festival’s submission and selection process participated in by more than ...

Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

Journal

In Indonesia, light skin color has been desirable throughout recorded history. Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race explores Indonesia’s changing beauty ideals and traces them to a number of influences: first to ninth-century India and some of ...

Shackles

Novel

Doctor Sukartono, able and devoted to his work, and his wife, Tini, a beautiful and independent woman, find their marriage devoid of communication and warmth. Tini feels herself the victim of her husbands medical practice ...

Sidelines: Thought Pieces from Tempo


In SIDELINES, Indonesian intellectual Goenawan Mohamad reveals an Indonesia which exists beyond the headlines. He writes about identity and change, democracy and freedom, and the meaning of history. This book gives an unrivalled insight into ...

Sitti Nurbaya: A Love Unrealized

Novel

First published in 1922, the novel “Sitti Nurbaya: A Love Unrealized,” by Marah Rusli, retains the poignancy that made it a modern Indonesian classic. In terms of its social impact in what was then the ...

Spinner of Darkness & Other Tales

Collection of Short Stories

Intan Paramaditha’s stories are infused with gothic and horror themes. Depicted with a feminine sensibility, the majority of her protagonists are femme fatales or madwomen in the attic who do not fit the social order. ...

Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back

Anthology

Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back, edited by Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka and Daniel Sluman, is a ground-breaking anthology examining UK disabled and D/deaf poetics. Packed with fierce poetry, essays, photos and links ...

Supernova: The Knight, the Princess and the Falling Star

Novel

Supernova: The Knight, The Princess and the Falling Star presents a series of intertwined and unconventional love stories, straight and gay, with a bit of science and spirituality added to the mix. The major characters ...