Main Program | Keynote with Putu Oka Sukanta

27 Oct 2022 09:15 - 10:00
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Indus Restaurant. Festival Hub @Taman Baca (Google Maps)

We reflect on the extraordinary life and immense contribution that Putu Oka Sukanta has made to Indonesian literature over more than 40 years. Imprisoned for 10 years during the Soeharto era, Putu learned the art of acupuncture and herbal medicine behind jail walls. He is the 2022 recipient of the UWRF Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Kami berkaca pada kehidupan yang luar biasa dan kontribusi besar yang telah diberikan oleh Putu Oka Sukanta kepada sastra Indonesia selama lebih dari 40 tahun. Dipenjara selama 10 tahun selama era Soeharto, beliau belajar seni akupunktur dan jamu di balik tembok penjara. Ia adalah penerima UWRF Lifetime Achievement Award 2022.

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