Singapore Book Launch Update for INDONESIA AND NOT: POEMS AND OTHERWISE.

Singapore Writers Festival Book launch:  INDONESIA AND NOT: POEMS AND OTHERWISE: Anecdotes Scattered Author: Max Lane DATE / TIME: 6 Nov, Sun 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM VENUE:  The Arts House, Gallery II, Singapore This is a collection of poetry, prose pieces and short stories inspired by the experiences of Max Lane, translator of Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s Buru […]

Tentang masalah “nation”.

Tentang masalah “nation”. (Bagian 1 – disempurnakan October 21, 2016) Oleh Max Lane (Maaf atas kesalahan dan ketidakjelasan Bahasa. Saya menulis ini langsung dalam Bahasa Indonesia.) Dalam bahasa Indonesia kata “nation” biasanya diterjemahkan ‘bangsa’ atau ‘nasion’. Sebenarnya kata ini sulit dimaknai dalam situasi-situasi tertentu yang terjadi. Komunitas manusia yang namanya “nation” adalah produk berkembangnnya sistem […]

Buku UNFINISHED NATION (edisi Bahasa Indonesia) oleh Max Lane sudah dijual di GRAMEDIA dan toko buku lain.

Buku: UNFINISHED NATION: Ingatan Revolusi, Aksi Massa dan Sejarah Indonesia oleh Max Lane, Penerbit Djaman Baroe (Versi Bahasa Inggeris penerbit VERSO, Lodon/New York) Sudah beredar di berbagai toko buku, termasuk Gramedia. Kalau belum beli dan membaca: silahkan. Kalau mau membantu mengedarkan silahkan SHARE posting ini. Dibawah ada komentar2 ttg buku tsb. ++++++ Buku ini dengan […]

Indonesia Community and Activist Library (ICAL)

The Project. Also visit this CROWDFUNDING SITE FOR ICAL. This project is to establish a Library for the use of community and campus activists in the student city of Yogjakarta, Indonesia.  Indonesia experienced 33 years of authoritarian government from 1965-1998 during which time book acquisitions for school, university and community libraries were underfunded and, when […]

ARTICLE: The Politics of Widodo’s Prioritisation of Accelerated Infrastructure Construction by Max Lane

Published in ISEAS Perspectives, 18 August, 2015. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY • After the initial fracas over Cabinet appointments and the tensions between the police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), President Widodo launched a programme of speaking at the commissioning ceremonies of major infrastructure projects. Achieving economic growth driven by infrastructure projects has become his key […]

A NEW SHORT STORY: ABDUL AND LINA by Max Lane

Abdul and Lina. A Short Story by Max Lane He didn’t know what people would have thought if they could see him now. His mouth was wide open, his jaws aching from the stretching gape. It was if he was screaming. In fact he was, but there was no sound – except the horrific screech […]

ARTICLE: THE ACT OF KILLING – A puncture in the hegemony by Max Lane

The Act of Killing did not win Hollywood’s favor. The activist-oriented systematic promotion of the documentary, however, has helped it to have a significant impact on public discussion of the mass killings of 1965, both in Indonesia and internationally. A single film could never overthrow the hegemony of half a century of indoctrination, but it […]

POEM: Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng).

We were talking about food last night and a memory came back to me – for the umpteenth time. Narrow and dark and most of all hot. If I ended up at a back table, 3 or 4 metres inside, the sweat would pour from forehead and my hair would be wet enough to comb […]