I met Melli through Annie Sloman. Melli is the lead singer of Galaxy one of the most high profile bands in East Timor. Melli writers songs and stories as well as poetry. you can see an interview I did with him in 2006 when he was in Australia for the Darwin Festival and the Sydney Writers Festival. Now I’m thrilled to bring you links to his story titled ‘The Hand’ or ‘Tangan‘, published on the Asia and Pacific Writing website.
In the same website you will find another story by Indonesian writer Linda Christanty. I met Linda at Melbourne Writers week many years ago and later discovered her friendship with Naldo Rei author of ‘ Resistance’ . ‘Maria Pinto’s Flying Horse’ or ‘Kuda Terbank Maria Pinto‘ is the title short story from Kuda Terbang Maria Pinto by Linda Christanty (Khatulistiwa Awards, Indonesia, 2004).