Getting Personal: Seno Gumira Ajidarma Into the Twilight

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Written by Duncan Evans, Retno Darsi Iswandari, and was originally published in Jakarta Post,
May 28, 2016

“In this world, everybody is busy talking without ever listening to the words of others. People talk without caring if others are listening. People don’t even care about their own words.”

This is a line from the short story “A Slice of Twilight For My Girlfriend”, describing the maelstrom of disconnection that characterizes this world. The story was written by Seno Gumira Ajidarma, one of Indonesia’s foremost writers working today. The story was one of three read aloud by actors at Galeri Indonesia Kaya in Central Jakarta recently to mark the re-launch of a collection of Seno’s short stories, also titled A Slice of Twilight For My Girlfriend, first published in 2002.

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