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Asean Literary Festival celebrates art, free speech and 50 years of regional cooperation

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In this article: Alanda Kariza Lily Yulianti Farid Okky Madasari

Written by Max Walden
Originally published in Asian Correspondent.

Aug 07, 2017
"FOR 50 YEARS, Asean was no more than a slogan and a series of meetings of elites. If we want to be a real community, we have to work at the grassroots level," said Indonesian novelist Okky Madasari on Monday. The Asean Literary Festival (ALF), which was held from Aug 3 to 6 – the same weekend as the region’s top annual security forum – brought together writers from more than 30 nations, celebrated freedom of speech and the rich literary traditions of Southeast Asia.

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