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Festival Club | Story of a Translation: ‘Menolak Ayah’ to ‘Rejection’

28 Oct 2022 17:45 - 18:30
/ Free
Rumah Buku. Taman Baca @Festival Hub (Google Maps)

The book Menolak Ayah explores Batak culture by using magical words and presenting contradictions between traditional Batak culture and Jakarta society in the early 1960s. Join author Ashadi Siregar in conversation with Jennifer Lindsay, the book’s translator, as they discuss how the book conveys identity searching and cultural roots in a unique way.

This is a screening of a pre-recorded session

Menolak Ayah mengeksplorasi budaya Batak dengan menggunakan kata-kata magis, menghadirkan kontradiksi antara masyarakat tradisional Batak dan situasi Jakarta era 1960-an. Bergabunglah dengan penulis Ashadi Siregar dalam percakapan dengan Jennifer Lindsay, penerjemah buku, membahas bagaimana buku berbicara tentang pencarian identitas dan akar budaya dengan cara yang unik.

Sesi ini adalah pemutaran sesi pra-rekaman


Ashadi Siregar

Ashadi Siregar was born on July 3, 1945, in Pematang Siantar, North Sumatra. He is the writer of Cintaku di Kampus Biru, which focuses on student life. Siregar has written …

Sebastian Partogi

Sebastian Partogi is a journalist, copywriter, translator, and interpreter based in Bali. He translated Djenar Maesa Ayu’s novel Nayla into English. He has translated short stories, poetry, essays, and stage …

Jennifer Lindsay

Jennifer Lindsay is an award-winning writer, translator, researcher, and cultural ambassador. She is also an honorary Associate Professor in the School of Culture, History, and Language at Australian National University …

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