Between humor and violence: Seno Gumira’s quest for truth

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About Seno Gumira Ajidarma,
Written by Katrin Figge, and was originally published in Jakarta Post,
Mar 20, 2019

Seno Gumira Ajidarma is somewhat of a paradox – a prolific author, who has penned both fiction and nonfiction, short stories and essays, and has also worked as a journalist. Many of his writings have broken down barriers, addressing topics that were deemed taboo, subjects that others did not dare to put down on paper. But even though many of his works deal with violence, trauma and oppression, he has maintained a remarkable sense of humor, both on and off the page, a sly hint of sarcasm and a boyish grin that seems to mirror mischievous thoughts.

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