Voices from Indonesia © Colourbox.de The launch of this on-line anthology aims to give an insight into the rich world of stories from the Indonesian Archipelago, taking the reader to different islands, ethnic groups, languages and religions About the Project © canstockphoto5060472 Short Story The Boat Thief “They bring bad luck to fishermen, right? They must be chased away if they approach the boats. © canstockphoto4458406 Short Story The House of Rain At first they were surprised to learn that Narpati called it the House of Rain. Because they themselves had never seen the water dripping from its roof © canstockphoto5710507 Short Story The Prayer House Sweeper “Don’t call me a sweeper. I prefer to be called a caretaker. It doesn’t give such an impression of inferiority. My name is Farabi ..." © canstockphoto5060567 Short Story The Groom's Price “So what amount of money are we going to decide on for Syahrial?” the headman had asked at the meeting earlier © canstockphoto5688117 Short Story A Bloodsteined Letter to the President I dreamt of being president but instead my lot in life turned out to be so awful and I ended up being a servant © canstockphoto13318270 Short Story Marriage Two months after his wife was buried, it was rumored that Akim already had a new girlfriend. His friends were surprised yet happy © canstockphoto16210388 Short Story Jesus and Aleus The connection between Jesus and Aleus began with an act of derring-do on Aleus’s part: the robbery of the Santa Maria convent, which is located in the area of Naob on the banks of the Noemuti River © canstockphoto4515675 Short Story João Poor Mother. She had to deal with me all alone. I had never known my father. People whispered that he had disappeared into the forest © canstockphoto5094806 Short Story La Rangku - Drachenflug “I’m a girl. I’m not allowed to play with kites,” you say, suddenly shattering the darkness of the night. © canstockphoto5692902 Short Story Marong If Grandmother were a horse she might have nuzzled Marong’s nose. Whinnied a few times before she left. © canstockphoto5060474 Short Story Tuning and Tempe This Javanese woman was famous for her skill in making tempeh. What she produced was firm and tasty, made from 100 percent large soya beans © canstockphoto5060479 Short Story We Tear Down Our House Of course, the house that we’re now tearing down wasn’t built all in one go by our grandparents. The first thing they did was to set up a frame of wood.. © canstockphoto5688116 Short Story Selling the Anteater Running out of patience, I grabbed the sack from his hands. He just stared at me with a beseeching look.