Main Program: What Indonesia Taught Me



 
25 Oct 2018 13:00 - 14:15
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NEKA. Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)
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Making one’s way in a new country can be a rollercoaster ride from despair to delight – daily. Does the reality ever match our imaginings? These writers found a new home and life lessons in this magical archipelago; they pause to reflect on what Indonesia has taught them.

Hidup di negara baru bisa menjadi sebuah perjalanan menyerupai roller coaster untuk mengubah keputusasaan menjadi kegembiraan – setiap harinya. Apakah kenyataan yang ada selalu sejalan dengan imajinasi kita? Para penulis ini menemukan rumah baru dan pelajaran kehidupan di kepulauan yang ajaib ini; mereka berhenti sejenak untuk merenungkan apa yang telah diajarkan Indonesia kepada mereka.

Featuring

Jewel Topsfield

Jewel Topsfield was the Indonesia correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age from 2015 to 2018. She has won multiple awards, including a Walkley for international journalism and …


Nguyen Phan Que Mai

Author of eight books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, Nguyen Phan Que Mai received the Hanoi Writers Association’s Poetry of the Year 2010 Award. Her poetry collection The Secret of …


Cat Wheeler

Cat has been living in and writing about Bali since 2000. Her books and articles chronicle with gentle wit the daily life and cultural perplexities that come with living in …


Tariq Khalil

Tariq Khalil has lived and worked in Jakarta for the last ten years taking whatever opportunity has come his way to make Retronesia, the first photobook on Indonesia’s unique take …


Ferenc Barnás 

Ferenc Barnás was born in 1959. His novels have been translated into several languages, including English, German, French and Indonesian, and he has received three of Hungary’s highest literary honors. …



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