The Lounge Chair Interview: 10 Questions with Laksmi Pamuntjak

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About Laksmi Pamuntjak,
Written by Aminah Sheikh, and was originally published in Kitaab,
Mar 24, 2017


Let’s get down to brass tacks. Why do you write?
I write because it’s the one thing I know how to do. It’s a need and a sickness, a weapon of struggle and an instrument of grace. It’s work and leisure, a way of life. I think it’s been like that since I was six, when I started keeping a journal and writing single page stories that had to end no matter what at the end of a page. Not a single day goes by without the act of writing. Letters, impressions, observations, lines that come to mind.

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