An introduction to the literature of Indonesia, 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair’s Guest of Honour

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Written by Manneke Budiman and was originally published in The Conversation.
Oct 14, 2015


Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country and among the most culturally diverse. Yet not many people are familiar with literary works by Indonesian writers. Why is that? Well …

Indonesian literature plunged into obscurity following an anti-communist massacre in 1965-1966 that brought Suharto’s repressive New Order regime to power.

As we enter the 50th year of the communist purge, this is about to change. Indonesia is the Guest of Honour in this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, taking place from October 14 to 16.

Read the full article here.