History Through Invention: Iksaka Banu’s “Farewell to Hindia”

All Things Books / Review

About A Shooting Star & Other Stories,
Written by Jyothi Natarajan, Margaret Scott, and was originally published in The Margins,
Jan 29, 2016

Iksaka Banu’s historical fiction is revelatory. His stories overturn the narratives that millions of Indonesians have grown up learning. As the critic Kendisan Kusumaatmadja wrotein Tempo, Banu’s work “concerns itself with the particulars of history that tend to elude history books, spaces retrievable only through invention.”

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