Seno Gumira Ajidarma


Country: Indonesia

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, Manusia Kamar and Penembak Misterius. He has won the SEA Write Award, Dinny O’Hearn Literary Prize and the Khatulistiwa Award. He is also an accomplished photographer.

Karya-karya Seno Gumira Ajidarma merefleksikan jiwa pemberontaknya yang tak pernah padam, membahas penindasan politik, dan tindakan kekerasan yang dilakukan negara, tema-tema yang terlarang pada masa Orde Baru. Beberapa karya Seno adalah Saksi Mata, Manusia Kamar, dan Penembak Misterius. Seno telah memenangkan penghargaan SEA Write Award, Dinny O’Hearn Literary Prize, dan Penghargaan Khatulistiwa. Seno juga seorang fotografer kawakan.

Appearing in

Main Program: The Last Taboo?

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Book Launch: UWRF17 Bilingual Anthology Launch

Each year the UWRF puts a call out to emerging writers across the archipelago: send us your stories. From hundreds of submissions, the most remarkable new Indonesian voices are published …