Main Program: The Last Taboo?

28 Oct 2017 09:00 - 10:00
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Taman Baca. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)

Why is class such a taboo topic in the 21st century? It remains deeply embedded in most societies, yet many of us deny its existence with rhetoric around equal opportunity or meritocracy. Three writers who dare to speak its name take stock of how class plays out in their writing lives, both on and off the page.

Mengapa kelas sosial masyarakat adalah topik tabu di abad ke-21? Hal ini tertanam kuat di sebagian besar masyarakat, namun banyak di antara kita menolak keberadaannya dengan kepandaian berbicara seputar kesempatan setara atau melihat apa yang sudah diraih. Tiga penulis yang berani menyebutkan namanya mencatat bagaimana kelas bermain dalam kehidupan menulis mereka, baik di dalam maupun di luar halaman.


Melissa Lucashenko

Melissa Lucashenko is a multi-award winning literary fiction and non-fiction writer of Goorie heritage. Her debut Steam Pigs received the Dobbie Prize for Australia’s women’s fiction in 1997. She’s received …

Paul McVeigh

Paul McVeigh’s The Good Son won the Polari First Novel Prize and the McCrea Literary Award. His short stories have appeared in print and broadcast on BBC Radio, and he …

Seno Gumira Ajidarma

Seno Gumira Ajidarma’s works reflect the undying rebel in his heart, tackling political oppression and state-sponsored violence, a dangerous taboo during the New Order regime. His works include Saksi Mata, …

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