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Wasafiri at Large: Indonesian Writers and Mental Health

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In this article: Ayu Utami Tenni Purwanti

Written by Sebastian Partogi
Originally published in Wasafiri.

Aug 09, 2023
In its inaugural year, Wasafiri was joined by five Editors at Large based in Southeast Asia and Aotearoa New Zealand. As part of our Wasafiri at Large series, each Editor at Large has shed a valuable light on their local literary scene.

Sebastian Partogi, our former Editor at Large – based in Indonesia at the time – writes about how more and more young writers from his country highlight mental health issues in their literary works. This examination on mental health themes in literature is conducted through an analysis of two emerging authors’ works, framed in a bigger sociopolitical and economic context.

Read the full article here.

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