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Graduation Project 2014

Alfiana Matulessy

A platform for Moluccan stories

Department: Man and Communication

Anak Maluku

In Moluccan culture people traditionally come together and share experiences by telling stories. Institutions like Museum Maluku, LSEM and Buat have kept this custom alive by organising meetings and events. But as many of them will disappear next year due to changing politics, the live storytelling is slowly coming to an end. Alfiany Matulessy, granddaughter of a former KNIL-soldier, has created an online platform to keep the tradition alive: Anak Maluku. Post your stories, ask for help, or discuss new values at www.anakmalaku.nl. Whether it’s about the Adat life rules, a Tjakalele dance or the Basaha Tanah language: this portal provides a way to share Moluccan culture.

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