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Jakarta Post

JILF brings new dawn for Jakarta’s literary scene

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak and Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 21 2019   /  12:25 am

Art of writing: A visitor reads a display at the 2019 Jakarta International Literary Festival at Taman Ismail Marzuki arts and cultural center in Central Jakarta on Tuesday.(JP/ Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak)The first-ever Jakarta International Literary Festival (JILF) kicked off on Tuesday at the Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) arts and cultural center, ushering in a new hope for the literary scene in the capital. Initiated by the Literary Committee of the Jakarta Arts Council, JILF features scores of prominent Asian and African authors — like Palestinian Adania Shibli, Turk Bejan Matur, Botswanan Legodile Seganabeng and Cypriot Stephanos Stephanides. Some established names in the Indonesian literary scene — including Budi Darma, Nirwan Dewanto and M. Aan Mansyur — are scheduled to participate in the five-day festival. Under the theme of Pagar (Fences), the festival aims at breaking biases i...