Javanese literature `on the brink of extinction'


Jakarta, posted: Fri, August 7 2009 | 01:56 pm

The decreasing number of Javanese literature, including novels, short stories, poems and songs, is signalling its extinction, a workshop concluded Wednesday.

One easily comprehensible indicator, according to writer Bunaru Nabobenar, was the fact that fewer people were subscribing to weekly publications written in Javanese.

"As a result, no subscribers will be left, as one by one...