Main Program: Banda Tales

26 Oct 2017 13:00 - 14:15
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Taman Baca. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)

350 years ago when nutmeg was worth more than gold, the tiny island of Run played a dramatic role in Indonesia’s colonial history when it was ‘swapped’ by the British for Manhattan. Rich in precious spices, Run and the Banda Islands were the battleground of the legendary spice trade. 350 years on, these writers share their connections to the fabled Spice Islands.

Saat buah pala lebih berharga dibandingkan emas 350 tahun yang lalu, pulau kecil Run memainkan peran penting dalam perjalanan sejarah kolonialisme di Indonesia saat pulau tersebut ditukar dengan Manhattan oleh Inggris. Kaya akan rempah-rempah, Pulau Run dan Banda merupakan ladang pertempuran dari perdagangan rempah. 350 tahun kemudian, para penulis ini bertukar pikiran dan berbagi cerita tentang keberadaan pulau rempah-rempah tersebut.


Step Vaessen

Step Vaessen is a senior correspondent who has been based in Jakarta for the past 20 years. From 1997 until 2006, she reported for Dutch media from Indonesia and Asia, …

Jan Russell

Jan Russell is an Irish-born editor and writer. She is the Co-founder and former Editor of Kabar Indonesia magazine, a publication celebrating the people and places of the archipelago. She …

Ian Burnet

Ian Burnet has spent 30 years living, working and traveling in Indonesia. His three titles, Spice Islands, East Indies and Archipelago – A Journey Across Indonesia, reflect his fascination with …

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