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Found in Translation: Putting Indonesian Novels on the Map

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In the international world of books and literature, Indonesia has long been a blank spot on the map as only a handful of writers from the country, including Pramoedya Ananta Toer and Mochtar Lubis, are internationally known and read. A new series of Indonesian literature translated into English aims to change that. Officially launched on Thursday at Aksara bookstore in Plaza Indonesia, the new series called “Modern Library of Indonesia” includes 10 titles by local authors that cover a time span from the 1920s until 2001.

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