Review: The Book of Jakarta

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About The Book of Jakarta: A City in Short Fiction,
Written by Chiara Pistillo, and was originally published in Bandit Fiction,
Jan 07, 2021

What do you know about Jakarta, or Indonesia? If the answer is “not much” then you should definitely pick up this collection of short stories. And if the answer is “a lot, actually” well, you should read it too, you will probably relate or find some familiar elements. The Book of Jakarta is a collection of ten short stories put together by Maesy Ang and Teddy W. Kusuma, publishers and owners of an independent bookshop in Jakarta, Indonesia. The authors you will meet in the collection are Indonesian, or have lived in Jakarta at some point, or have other connections with the city.

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