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Join us to learn how Indonesia's female writers explore history, religion, feminist and queer issues, religion and political violence, drawing inspiration from local and Western traditions.
The Centre for Stories is pleased to announce Lintas Laut. A new project funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australia Indonesia Institute. 
"This generation rarely writes about the traumas of the politics of the past – of the Aceh conflict."
"Because my family is so dynamic and so different, and also growing up in a different country and then coming somewhere else as well, those two differing kind of like ideas of womanhood, they shaped the way that I view womanhood to be gentle but not submissive."
"You can venture a long way down the labyrinth of translation theory without finding the ‘truth’ about what a literary translation should be."
"I am part of the people of Timor, so what appears in my writing are the realities which I’ve experienced throughout my life. I am not at a distance, because I am Timor, and Timor is me."
"It is so vital and nourishing to read texts written from the perspective of cultures and individuals that are different from what we are accustomed to."
"As long as I’m alive, I will always try to make you proud and be the best daughter that I can be. I promise you that one day I’ll pay you back for what you’ve given me in forms that you’ve not even thought about."
Islands of Home is the second series in Centre for Stories’ collection, The Indian Ocean. Written by Agustinus Wibowo, they bring to life intimate and telling moments of contemporary Indonesian society in five parts.
Islands of Home is the second series in Centre for Stories’ collection, The Indian Ocean. This is story three, Being Fashionable in the Land of Sharia.
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