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Oka Rusmini

Writer



Oka Rusmini (Ida Ayu Oka Rusmini), the poet and novelist, was born on 11 July 1967 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Presently, she lives in Denpasar, Bali. Her writing is characteristic of the condition of women in the patriarchal culture in traditional society.

Oka has to her credit collections of short stories, poems and novels. Oka’s poem has also been included along with twelve other Balinese contributors in a book entitled Bali Living in Two Worlds, edited by Urs Ramseyer from the Museum der Kulturen Basel in Switzerland.

She has also served as the fashion editor in the Bali Post, the largest local newspaper in Bali. She has been speaking at various national and international literary forums, such as “Ubud Writers and Readers Festival” in Bali; the “Pulpit Poet 21st Century” at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta in 1996; ASEAN Writers Writing Program, 1997; “International Poetry Festival”, Surakarta, 2002 and that in Denpasar, Bali in 2003. She represented Indonesia at the “Winternachten Literature Festival” in The Hague and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2003, she was invited as a guest author at the University of Hamburg, Germany.1


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Book(s)


“Anak ini Mau Mengencingi Jakarta?”
("This Kid Wants to Urinate all over Jakarta?”)
Anthology
222 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas
Saiban
Poetry Collection
page(s), Grasindo
Patiwangi
Poetry Collection
196 page(s), Bentang Pustaka

In the Headlines


Literature is the new cool

Jakarta Post / As Seen On
Dec 19, 2017

Oka Rusmini: Documenting lives of Balinese women

Jakarta Post / What Media Says
Jul 31, 2017

Southeast Asia’s best poets

Southeast Asia Globe / What Media Says
Jun 29, 2016

Celebrating Indonesia’s literary fiction tradition

Jakarta Post / As Seen On
Jun 02, 2016

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Jakarta Post / As Seen On
Oct 18, 2015

Indonesian literature stars in the making

Jakarta Post / As Seen On
Oct 18, 2015

World meet Indonesian literature at the Buchmesse

Il manifesto / As Seen On
Oct 15, 2015

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Indonesia Institute Blog / As Seen On
Jul 18, 2015

A many-headed machine

Inside Indonesia / As Seen On
Jul 17, 2015

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Indonesia Expat / As Seen On
Dec 01, 2014

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Jakarta Post / What Media Says
Nov 21, 2014

Putting the Word Out

Southeast Asia Globe / As Seen On
Oct 30, 2014

Kate Griffin: Taking literature to a new level

Jakarta Post / As Seen On
Apr 28, 2014

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Nation Multimedia / What Media Says
Nov 19, 2012

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Cordite Poetry Review / Translations
Nov 04, 2012


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