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Apr 08, 2024

Observer / What Media Says
Apr 05, 2024

Interview: Dena

What Media Says




In this article: Dena Igusti

Written by Teta Alim, and was originally published in Buah Zine

Feb 22, 2018

Q: What has been your experience growing up with Indonesian heritage? I feel like in some ways, I was connected with it, but in other ways, I wasn’t. When I was younger, I didn’t speak, from when I was born ‘til I was about 4 years old, apparently. At all. My parents took me to a psychologist and apparently, they told them, “You can only speak one language to her. You can’t speak both Indonesian and English. Otherwise, she won’t say anything to anyone.” That was also when I started school and in school, I wasn’t talking either. So they started speaking to me only in English.

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