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The Arabic word “qantara” means “bridge”. The Internet portal represents the concerted effort of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Center for Political Education), Deutsche Welle, the Goethe Institut and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) to promote dialogue with the Islamic world. The project is funded by the German Foreign Office.

Writer Coverage(s)

Interview with author and feminist Feby Indirani: “God is my partner in crime” - Oct 28, 2019
Indonesian Author Leaves Blueprint for Pluralism - Jun 17, 2006
Martin Jankowski and Agus R. Sarjono: Cross-Cultural Synergies - Apr 13, 2006


Literature in Indonesia: A land without readers - May 29, 2015

Book Review(s)

A hidden literary gem - Jun 13, 2016
Laksmi Pamuntjak’s novel “The Question of Red”: The silence is broken - Oct 14, 2015
One novel; two very different versions - Mar 20, 2014