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The Festival of Southeast Asia in Oxford – The Human Environment of Indonesian Literature Today

Chair:
TBA

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The Human Environment of Indonesian Literature Today: A moderated discussion with Indonesian author Goenawan Mohamad. At the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair, where Indonesia was guest of honor, a clutch of recent Indonesian novels on the subject of “1965” carried the highest honours. Why is there this new-found interest in this tragedy as a literary trope? Does this mirror a greater openness in Indonesian society? What other themes are prevalent in Indonesian writing today?