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Khairani Barokka


Khairani Barokka is a translator, editor, writer and artist from Jakarta, with over two decades of professional translation experience. In 2023, Okka was shortlisted for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards. Okka’s work has been presented widely internationally, and centres disability justice as anticolonial praxis, and access as translation. Among her honours, she has been a UNFPA Indonesian Young Leader Driving Social Change, a Delfina Foundation Associate Artist, an Artforum Must-See, and Associate Artist at the UK’s National Centre for Writing. Okka’s books include Indigenous Species (Tilted Axis), Rope (Nine Arches), and Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (as co-editor; Nine Arches). Her latest books are Ultimatum Orangutan (Nine Arches), shortlisted for the 2022 Barbellion Prize, and 2024’s amuk (Nine Arches).1

  1. Nine Arches 

In the Headlines

“Curiosity and Excitement”: An Interview with Khairani Barokka

Words Without Borders / What Media Says
Nov 09, 2022

2022 Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize

Penguin UK Articles / As Seen On
Sep 30, 2022

2022 Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize

Penguin UK Articles / As Seen On
Jul 20, 2022

Meet 13 Asian and Asian Diasporic Nature and Environment Writers

Sierra Magazine / What Media Says
May 15, 2021

Singapore Writers Festival beams in literary stars

Jakarta Post / As Seen On
Nov 04, 2020

Hurt and Words: On Language and Pain in Public

Feminist Review / Writing
Aug 27, 2020

Wasafiri Wonders: Khairani Barokka

Wasafiri / What Media Says
Mar 30, 2020

Interview: Khairani Barokka

Buah Zine / What Media Says
Jul 13, 2018

First Collection Interview – Khairani Barokka

Personal Blog / What Media Says
Mar 22, 2018


Margins / Writing
Aug 07, 2017

Disabled artists are out here: A conversation with Okka

Sideways Times / What Media Says
Aug 06, 2017

Interview with writer/artist Khairani Barokka

Disability Visibility Project / What Media Says
Apr 19, 2017

Kate Griffin: Taking literature to a new level

Jakarta Post / As Seen On
Apr 28, 2014


Publishing Perspectives / As Seen On
Apr 01, 2014


Secret {W} Business / What Media Says
Jul 25, 2013

My Jakarta: Khairani ‘Okka’ Barokka, Writer-Performer

Jakarta Globe / What Media Says
Jul 13, 2012

Crafted by Khairani Barokka

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