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At the Circus

Ternate-born Nukila Amal is one of Indonesia's most innovative and imaginative contemporary writers. Her stories - often hilarious, always moving, occasionally heartbreaking, sometimes shocking, but never ordinary - take you on a journey across the archipelago and into the lives of memorable, but … [Read more...]

The Kalimantan Dolphin and Other Indonesian Tales

Begin a captivating journey with Timun Mas, a brave hero who triumphs against a mighty foe. Unveil the origin story of the Kalimantan dolphin and dive into the legend of Lake Toba. Discover the humorous adventures of local hero Pan Balangtamak, learn about Hua Lo Puu, the tiny bird, and explore the … [Read more...]

Panji’s Quest

Panji’s Quest is a love story set before the reign of King Kameswara of Kadiri (r. 1135–1185). It is a part of the only original Indonesian stories that have been widely disseminated for centuries and were later combined into the Panji Tales. On October 30, 2017, UNESCO included The Tale of Panji in … [Read more...]

About Us

A taxi ride, a train trip, a family photo: in About Us, seemingly unremarkable journeys and mundane objects ripple with the repercussions of past decisions. All is not what it seems at a family wedding, a regretful father risks estranging his daughter, and a young woman is tormented by the cries of … [Read more...]

The Near and the Far – Volume 2

A dynamic cross-cultural collection of innovative writing from the Asia–Pacific region In the outer suburbs of Perth, Australia, a seven-year-old discovers ballroom dancing. In Jakarta, Indonesia, a poet tries to move on with his life after splitting up with his boyfriend. In the Philippines’ … [Read more...]