Death at Manahan

Joko Riyanto went to the game with a few thousand rupiah in his pocket. He left the game, carried by trembling police, with Rp.3,000 (30 cents, for what it is worth) in his pocket and a bullet hole in the right side ...

Swimming Studies

Leanne Shapton, Swimming Studies, London: Penguin Books, 2012.

Here is Leanne Shapton’s website: leanneshapton.com

I am reading Leanne Shapton’s Swimming Studies, yes I am.

Shapton is a Canadian artist and former elite swimmer, who almost made it to the ...

Football Nationalism

Football Nationalism

Nasionalisme Sepakbola Indonesia

Garuda di Dadaku – The Garuda on My Chest – is the title of a series of feature films telling the story of a boy’s desire to play for the Indonesian national football team. The title of ...

Sindhunata

Sindhunata

The writings of Sindhunata are further evidence of the often greater-privileged status of global football over that of the national team and the domestic leagues of Indonesia. Sindhunata is the author of three books on football: Bola di Balik Bulan (The ...

Seno Writes Soccer

Seno Writes Soccer, Seno Menulis Sepakbola

Seno Gumira Ajidarma (born 1957, Boston), one of Indonesia’s most prominent authors, has contributed to the discourse on soccer in Indonesia through the means of short stories, journalism and academic writings. These writings reflect his trajectory ...

Sepak Bola & Eduardo Galeano

Sepak Bola & Eduardo Galeano

Ada buku yang ditulis Eduardo Galeano, judulnya, Soccer in Sun and in Shadow – penerbitnya Verso (2013). Ini salah satu buku kesukaanku. Buku ini melintasi beberapa genre. Soccer in Sun and in Shadow tampak jelas sebagai buku ...

Playing the PS Vita

Playing the PS Vita

“Everything I learned about life, I learned from playing FIFA on my PS Vita”.

I am trying to justify playing my PS Vita: a machine I use almost exclusively for FIFA – I think I have the 2013 ...

Books on Football in Indonesia

In Colombijn’s article on football in Indonesia he writes that his article is the first on football in Indonesia (Colombijn 2000). It seems impossible to find articles on ‘sport’ let alone ‘football’ in Indonesia from some of the usual sources for Indonesian ...

Articles on Sport in Indonesia

Articles on Sport in Indonesia

I am beginning to do some reading on sport in Indonesia. I am starting to compile a preliminary bibliography. The list is given in the order of reading or finding the articles.

A Starting List

Freek Colombijn ...