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    Nh. Dini

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Sinopsis: As a flight attendant for the new Indonesian Airlines, Elisa is determined to establish her independence and find a place where she really belongs. With a troubled family background and almost no knowledge of her ancestors, Elisa is searching for her true identity. The search for her true father proves to…
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Nh. Dini Born: February 29, 1936 Nh Dini, born as Nurhayati Srihardini Siti Nukatin in Semarang, Central Java in 1936, passed away on December 4, 2018, in a tragic car accident near her home. Nh Dini showed early literary promise at fifteen years of age when her poems were read on national radio. In 1956 she moved to Jakarta to train as a Garuda Indonesia Airways flight attendant, and it was here she began to move in literary circles. She soon published a small collection of stories called Dua Dunia (Two Worlds). In 1960 she married Yves Coffin, French consul to Kobe, Japan; and her subsequent works reflect the influence of her years living abroad in Japan, France, and the United States—for instance, the novels Namaku Hiroko (My Name is Hiroko), La Barka, and Pada Sebuah Kapal (On a Ship). Her novels, all narrated by a female protagonist, deal with her own culture and its conventions, especially gender relations, and female sexuality. Dini separated from her husband in 1977 and they divorced in 1984. Thereafter, in 1985, she reclaimed her Indonesian nationality and returned to Indonesia to live. For many years, she operated a non-profit agency devoted to juvenile literacy. Nh. Dini is one of Indonesia’s most prolific authors, with many novels, autobiographical works, and short story collections to her name. In 2003 she was awarded the SEA Write Award (Southeast Asian Writers Award).

Lontar honors the memory of Nh Dini by featuring her as author of the last month in 2019.

    Nh. Dini

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    Wikilatih Bandung, 15 Des. 2018
    Indonesian Literature in French
    Festival Seni Tradisi Se-Asean, Riau, 10-14 Des. 2018
    Conference of Indonesian Studies, Kyoto, Jepang

    2018 November Newsletter

              Greetings from the Executibe Director When a country must fight to gain its independence, heroes are made. Thus, in Indonesia, November 10 is commemorated as National Heroes’ Day in recognition of the brave men and women who joined the struggle against the Dutch colonial government. The date refers to.. Read

    2018 November Newsletter

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