EVENT: Close to Home: Discovering Female Indonesian Writers
|Close to Home: Discovering Female Indonesian Writers : This event will highlight the work of female Indonesian writers who have challenged dominant narratives.
Indonesia is our nearest international neighbour consisting of 17,000 islands. Home to multiple ethnic groups, languages and religions, Indonesia has a rich body of literature. Its complexity reflects the depth and breadth of diversity of its people.
This event, jointly hosted by the Centre for Stories, the Australia Indonesia Centre and the UWA Public Policy Institute, will highlight the work of female Indonesian writers who have challenged dominant narratives. Join us to learn how they explore history, religion, feminist and queer issues, religion and political violence, drawing inspiration from local and Western traditions.
You will hear from the work of visiting writer Erni Aladjai and from Iven Manning and Alberta Natasia Aadji who will read the work of selected female Indonesian writers. Following the readings, Professor Krishna Sen will facilitate a discussion on Indonesian literature, and the ways in which these writers inform, challenge and stimulate political and policy debates in contemporary Indonesia.
This event is part of the Centre for Stories Lintas Laut: Eastern Indonesia-Western Australia Writing Exchange supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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