Is Indonesian Literature Written in English Still Indonesian Literature?

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This article mentions Alanda Kariza Clarissa Goenawan Dwiputri Pertiwi Gratiagusti Chananya Rompas Isyana Artharini John H. McGlynn Laksmi Pamuntjak Lala Bohang Leila S. Chudori Madina Malahayati Chumaera Maggie Tiojakin Norman Erikson Pasaribu Rain Chudori Theodora Sarah Abigail
Written by Dhania Putri Sarahtika
Originally published in Jakarta Globe.
Apr 12, 2018


In 2015, a short story collection “Monsoon Tiger and Other Stories” by Indonesian author Rain Chudori was published by Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia (KPG), one of the biggest publishers of serious literature in Indonesia. The entire book was written originally in English.

Rain published another book in English last year, a novel called “Imaginary City,” under KPG’s new imprint Comma Books, where Rain also works as a curator.

Rain said she chooses to write in English because of all the languages she uses everyday – from Minang to French – it’s the one she finds most comfortable writing in.

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