Being Fashionable in the Land of Sharia

Islands of Home is the second series in Centre for Stories’ collection, The Indian Ocean. Written by Agustinus Wibowo, they bring to life intimate and telling moments of contemporary Indonesian society in five parts. In them, we reflect on history, ritual, politics, fashion and culture, all told in a perceptive and approachable voice. This is story three, Being Fashionable in the Land of Sharia.

This story is also available as a PDF in both English and Indonesian. 

Image: Agustinus Wibowo

Voice: Grace Gilbert