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
“They bring bad luck to fishermen, right? They must be chased away if they approach the boats. [more …]
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 [more …]
“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..." [more …]
“So what amount of money are we going to decide on for Syahrial?” the headman had asked at the meeting earlier [more …]
I dreamt of being president but instead my lot in life turned out to be so awful and I ended up being a servant [more …]
Two months after his wife was buried, it was rumored that Akim already had a new girlfriend. His friends were surprised yet happy [more …]
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 [more …]
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 [more …]
“I’m a girl. I’m not allowed to play with kites,” you say, suddenly shattering the darkness of the night. [more …]
If Grandmother were a horse she might have nuzzled Marong’s nose. Whinnied a few times before she left.
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 [more …]
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.. [more …]
Ich verlor die Geduld und nahm ihm sofort den Sack aus den Händen. Er starrte mich mit flehenden Augen an.