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Sakdiyah Ma'ruf
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Sakdiyah Ma'ruf is the first Indonesian Muslim female stand-up comic. Passionate advocate for freedom and equality, she juggles life behind the mic as comedienne and interpreter. Her latest collaboration with the Moral Courage Project can be found at Moral Courage Channel on YouTube She has a B.A. in English and is at final stage of completing her M.A. in American Studies. She also currently works with Nine-Country Collaborative Research on Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia led by Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS) with the support of Henry Luce Foundation. She can be reached via twitter @sakdiyahmaruf

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No Hope, No Nothing: On Becoming a Muslim Comedienne in Indonesia

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 8:52 AM

Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, is home to a diverse population of Muslims. Some wear a turban and beard, some others sport fake eyelashes and mascara. I am fortunate to be able to fish for comedy in between these two poles.

One of the most prominent comedians...

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