Country: Indonesia

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Frankfurt Book Fair: Indonesian Literature

Discovering a new world

Indonesian author Wayan Sunarta (photo: Phalayasa)

Indonesian literature at the Frankfurt Book Fair

The island that literature forgot

Indonesian Muslim women sit reading in a circle (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMA Press)

Islamic popular literature: ″Sastra Islami″

″God′s gift to Indonesia″

The Indonesian writer Sigit Susanto (photo: Sigit Susanto)

An interview with Indonesian author Sigit Susanto

Beyond "dustbin literature"

The Indonesian writer Feby Indirani (photo: private)

Interview with the Indonesian writer Feby Indirani

Indonesian literature "needs more exposure"

Ayu Utami in her study (photo: picture-alliance/ANN/The Jakarta Post)

Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: guest of honour Indonesia


Seven must-know authors from Indonesia

Indonesian author Linda Christanty (photo: Muhammad Ali)

Portrait of the Indonesian author Linda Christanty

"I want to write until I die"

Ho, Titi and Boni, the three protagonists in the documentary "Jalanan" (source:

The Indonesian documentary "Jalanan"

Love, humour, satire, song and struggle in Jakarta

"Choir of Chaos", an installation by Eko Nugroho at "Artjog" 2015 (photo: Christina Schott)

"Artjog" art exhibition in Indonesia

Putting art before cinema

Inong with red optometry glasses on the film poster for "The Look of Silence" (photo: Dogfoof)

Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary film "The Look of Silence"

"I expected to meet monsters"

Indonesians at the Book Fair in Leipzig, 12 March 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/H. Schmidt)

Literature in Indonesia


A land without readers

Jame'asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (photo: Reuters/Ahim Rani)

Book review: Sadakat Kadri's "Heaven on Earth"

What is justice?

Rohingya migrant children receive biscuits from a volunteer at the port of Julok village in Kuta Binje, Indonesia's Aceh Province, 20 May 2015 (photo: Reuters/Beawiharta)

Interview with Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch


"These are people floating around, waiting to die"

Rohingya migrant women cry on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman Sea, 14 May 2015 (photo: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images)

The Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar

Stateless people in search of a home

Prof Gudrun Kramer (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Stratenschulte)

Interview with Gudrun Kramer


Muslims must take a critical look at controversial passages in the Koran

Indonesian women's rights activists Azriana Rambe Manalu (right) and Samsidar (photo: Christina Schott)

Women's rights in the Indonesian province of Aceh

"The population is being systematically silenced"