‘I’m a Third-Culture Kid, So I’m Always Nowhere’

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About We Are Nowhere and It’s Wow.,
Written by Syarafina Vidyadhana, and was originally published in VICE,
Aug 14, 2017

Who would’ve ever thought that the bitchy critic/ essayist Mikael Johani was such a poet? Not me, that’s for sure. I was already pretty familiar with Mikael’s essays when his poetry anthology We Are Nowhere and It’s Wow came across my desk. I’m not going to lie, his poems gave me all kinds of warm fuzzies. The book, republished by POST Press in late July, offered readers a peek into his early life in Australia, as well as thoughtful ruminations on identity, art, and modern Indonesia.

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