World meet Indonesian literature at the Buchmesse

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Written by Antonia Soriente
Originally published in Il manifesto.
Oct 15, 2015

“17,000 Islands of Imagination,” this year’s title of the most important book festival in the world, refers to the event’s honored guest: Indonesia. The international spotlight at the Frankfurt Book Fair (the Buchmesse), which opened Oct. 13 with a lecture by Salman Rushdie and runs through Oct. 18, is a rare opportunity for the country to introduce itself. For despite being the fifth most populous nation, the home of the most Muslims and having an impressive cultural and linguistic diversity, Indonesia struggles to catch the world’s attention.

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