Jakarta’s literary festival to highlight Southern identity

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This article mentions Yusi Avianto Pareanom Zen Hae
Written by Josa Lukman
Originally published in Jakarta Post.
Jul 30, 2019

Authors from Asia and Africa are to take center stage at the first-ever Jakarta International Literary Festival (JILF), which runs from Aug. 20 to 24.

The literary festival, which is to take place at the Taman Ismail Marzuki arts center in Central Jakarta, was initiated by the Literary Committee of the Jakarta Arts Council.

Committee chairman Yusi Avianto Pareanom said that although the concept of a literary festival is not a new thing for Jakarta, the Literary Committee never organized its own festival until it conceived of JILF.

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