Aprila Wayar


Country: Indonesia

Jayapura-born senior journalist and Papua’s first female novelist, Aprila Wayar has covered West Papua for eight years. Her novels Mawar Hitam Tanpa Akar and Dua Perempuan describe daily Papuan life, and are set against the backdrop of gross human rights violations committed by the army and security apparatus. Her latest novel Sentuh Papua (2018) details the epic journey of an undercover Dutch journalist in Papua.

Jurnalis senior kelahiran Jayapura dan novelis perempuan pertama asal Papua, Aprila Wayar, telah meliput Papua Barat selama delapan tahun. Novelnya Mawar Hitam Tanpa Akar dan Dua Perempuan mendeskripsikan kehidupan sehari-hari orang Papua, dan melatarbelakangi perlawanan terhadap kekerasan hak asasi yang dilakukan oleh para pentara dan aparat. Novel terbarunya Sentuh Papua (2018) menceritakan detail perjalanan menakjubkan dari dari penyamaran seorang jurnalis Belanda di Papua.

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Main Program: Darkness Descends

“Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.” – Abraham Lincoln. Violence takes many forms and is explained with numerous pretexts, but the outcome is inevitably suffering. These brave speakers …