Main Program | Looking to the Past: Writing about History

30 Oct 2022 15:15 - 16:15
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João Morgado writes about the expeditions of Vasco de Gama, Magellan, and the spice trade with historical accuracy. Isna Marifa’s debut novel, Mountains More Ancient, focuses on Indonesian slavery in South Africa, and Mirandi Riwoe’s latest collection The Burnished Sun brings to life characters from the margins of history. How can we capture important moments in history so that we may understand and learn from them?

João Morgado menulis tentang ekspedisi Vasco de Gama, Magellan, dan perdagangan rempah-rempah dengan akurasi sejarah. Novel perdana Isna Marifa, Mountains More Ancient, berfokus pada perbudakan Indonesia di Afrika Selatan dan koleksi terbaru Mirandi Riwoe, The Burnished Sun, menghidupkan karakter dari pinggiran sejarah. Bagaimana kita dapat mengabadikan momen-momen penting dalam sejarah sehingga kita dapat memahami dan belajar darinya?


Isna Marifa

Isna Marifa is a senior environmental specialist and author. Brought up mostly in Indonesia, she also spent time in the US and Japan following her father’s postings as a diplomat. …

Mirandi Riwoe

Mirandi Riwoe is the author of Stone Sky Gold Mountain, which won the ARA Historical Novel Prize and the Queensland Literary Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Stella …

João Morgado

João Morgado is a poet and novelist and has published seven novels. His other works include short stories, poetry, and children’s narratives, which are original pieces of work with varying …

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