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Experience UWRF17 with Renaissance Tours and Robin de Crespigny

Tailor-made for literature lovers and discerning travelers, Renaissance Tours is Australia’s leading operator of special interest and cultural tours. For the first time, it will host an Asian Encounter tour …

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Stories from the archipelago | The Long Road to Peace in Aceh by Murizal Hamzah

The Long Road to Peace in Aceh by Murizal Hamzah For Hasan Tiro, founder of the Free Aceh Movement (in Indonesian Gerakan Aceh Merdeka, or GAM), Indonesia was another name …

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Stories from the archipelago | The Woman Who Picked the Rose by Dahlia Rasyad

The Woman Who Picked the Rose by Dahlia Rasyad Nun is a cynical, hard-hearted woman, though she’s endured poverty and back-breaking work all her life. Her four children suffer her wrath, …

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Stories from the archipelago | The Death of Black Crow by Sidik Nugroho

The Death of Black Crow by sidik nugroho Two deaths preface this chapter: the murder of an adulterous wife, Dr Nina, by her vengeful husband Yogi, and the suicide by hanging …

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“I promised myself the next time I attended would be as a writer” – Annabel Wilson, AAWP x UWRF16 Emerging Writers’ Prize winner

From over 100 submissions for the Australian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) x UWRF16 Emerging Writers’ Prize, Annabel Wilson’s Quire was the winning entry. Annabel won a ticket to UWF16, …

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Stories from the archipelago | Erstwhile: A Communion of Time by Joseph Rio Jovian Haminoto

Erstwhile: A Communion of Time  by Joseph rio jovian haminoto A ‘time travel’ historical novel fusing fact and fiction, mostly set in the Kingdom of Majapahit which ruled the archipelago …

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Stories from the archipelago | The Monkey Handler by Boni Chandra

The monkey handler by boni chandra A small village of coconut plantation owners is unsettled by the sudden disappearance of its star monkey handler. The villagers rely on the handler’s …

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Stories from the archipelago | Death Duel by Arung Wardana Ellhafifie

Death Duel by Arung Wardana Ellhafifie In the dusk-golden rice fields and dark forests of Sumenep, the eastern regency of Madura off East Java’s northern coast, through ancient martial arts and …

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Stories from the archipelago | Tree of Desire by Ni Putu Rastiti

Tree of desire by Ni putu rastiti Sukri, a scrap salvager from Denpasar, is devoted to his wife and three children. His is a story of longing, unfulfilled desires, and …

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Stories from the archipelago | I & A by Azri Zakkiyah

I & A by azri zakkiyah The story of Agam, the photocopy man who works on the corner of Campus, and Inai, the entrepreneurial creative arts student from the Product …

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