Indonesian Local Culture in Literature: Past and Present

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About Puya ke Puya, Sitti Nurbaya: Kasih Tak Sampai,
Written by Ratih Dwi Astuti, and was originally published in Personal Blog,
Feb 16, 2017

Not so long ago I had a chance to read two Indonesian books, one is a classic and one is contemporary, which are heavily laden with cultural values and traditions: Sitti Nurbaya by Marah Rusli, and Puya ke Puya by one of our young potential writers, Faisal Oddang. Interestingly, though written by authors of different generations and talking about different cultures, the two books bring up the same restlessness. And, to me, that’s quite something.

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