Cerita-Cerita Jakarta

Book / Anthology

by Afrizal Malna Ben Sohib Cyntha Hariadi Dewi Kharisma Michellia Hanna Fransisca Sabda Armandio Alif utiuts Yusi Avianto Pareanom Ziggy Zezsyazeo viennazabrizkie
Edited by Maesy Ang Teddy W. Kusuma

Format: Paperback, Indonesian
213 page(s)
ISBN/ISBN13: 1912697327/9786026030467
Published Apr 09, 2021 by POST Press

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Also see The Book of Jakarta: A City in Short Fiction

A group of senior citizens set out to visit an amusement park for one last suicidal ride…

A wannabe influencer takes a driverless taxi through the streets of Jakarta, only to discover the destination she’s hurtling towards is now underwater…
A daughter despairs at her mother’s wish to leave the city forever until she uncovers the dark secret behind it…

Made up of over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country on the planet. It is home to hundreds of different ethnicities and languages and cultural identity that is therefore constantly in flux. Like the country as a whole, the capital Jakarta is a multiplicity of irreducible, unpredictable and contradictory perspectives.

From down-and-out philosophers to roadside entertainers, the characters in these stories see Jakarta from all angles. Traversing different neighbourhoods and social strata, their stories capture the energy, aspirations, and ever-changing landscape of what is also the world’s fastest-sinking city.

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