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Makassar writers festival to open next week

The Makassar International Writers Festival (MIWF) is set to roll for a third time from June 25 to 29 at Fort Rotterdam in Makassar, South Sulawesi. The festival, dubbed the largest literary festival in eastern Indonesia, boasts a total of 50 writers and performers in a total of 40 free events to … [Read more...]

A Look Into Makassar’s Literary Culture

Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi, has always been known for its brave seafarers and rich traditional culture. The region also prides itself for its sacred epic creation myth “La Galigo,” which is known as the longest literary work in the world. Only parts of the epic, which was originally … [Read more...]

Understanding Indonesia through literary festivals

In May I came to Indonesia to investigate the country’s literary landscape in an effort to bring the Asia Pacific Writers and Translators’ annual event to Jakarta in 2017. Yet, I returned to Melbourne with far more than connections to run next year’s event. As someone who knew very little about … [Read more...]

Aan Mansyur on Writing: The Only Way to Find Answers for His Restless Mind

He said he doesn’t love writing and the process of making a book is always excruciating. But for a poet and a novelist Aan Mansyur, writing is the only way to find answers for his restless mind. … [Read more...]