Indonesian Literature in Translation (I-Lit)

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Indonesian Literature in Translation (I-Lit) is an independent, non-profit website published by the Lontar Foundation. I-Lit’s primary aim is to make Indonesian literature in (English) translation accessible to an international audience.

I-Lit aims to publish and promote translations of the finest contemporary Indonesian short stories, poems, and essays. The journal hopes to open doors for readers of English around the world to the multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and literary perspective on world events offered by Indonesian writers. I-Lit seeks to connect Indonesian writers to the international reading public, to students and educators, and to print and other media. It will serve as a primary online location for a global conversation about Indonesian literature.1

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