Fabrics of Indonesia: Part 3

— Compiled by Kelly Fitzgerald — Every year, Indonesiaful features current Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) wearing traditional clothing from across Indonesia. This year, we will continue this tradition by featuring members of the 2016-17 ETA cohort. While Indonesia is a vast country, the most famous fabric is batik. Batik is most closely associated with…

Monthly Highlights: November-December 2015

As the 2015-2016 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grantees continue to teach, learn, and live across Indonesia, they are still finding new ways to engage with their communities in and out of the classroom. Below are monthly highlights from November and December 2015 about these engagement efforts from ETAs placed in Sumatra and Central Java. Magelang, Central…

Book Review: Saman

A schoolgirl falls in love with her teacher; a priest defends a rural village and loses faith in God; a woman plans an affair with a married man. Such are the plot lines in Ayu Utami’s Saman, a 1998 romance novel that became a cultural sensation in Indonesia following its publication. At first glance, Saman…