About Buah zine

Buah is an online zine dedicated to anyone with Indonesian heritage who lives and/or grew up abroad. The purpose of this zine, which officially launched in January 2018, is to create a community for those who want to connect through their Indonesian heritage, however they decide to relate to it.

Submissions in art, poetry, photography, short stories, etc. are always welcome all year!

Follow Buah zine on Instagram. And email Buah zine at buahzine@gmail.com.

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About the founder

Hi! My name is Teta, and I’m a 27-year-old editor and writer based in Washington, D.C. You can read my self-interview here that I wrote all the way back in 2018.

I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, but grew up in upstate New York. My heritage is a mix of Gayo, Jawa and Sunda. My conversational Indonesian is passable (probably), but my reading comprehension and writing skills in Indonesian are pretty hopeless. If you have an hour or two to spare, get ready to talk a lot about music. I have studied abroad in London, England, and Shepparton, Australia, but feel most at home in D.C. Most of my family still lives in Jakarta Timur; some live in parts of Aceh and in Bandung.