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Sitti Nurbaya by: Marah Rusli
Sinopsis: Siti Nurbaya by Marah Rusliis a classic novel that remains poignant even today. When it was first published, the novel made great impact on the region which was then known as the Dutch East Indies. But the novel stays relevant; the injustice experienced by key female characters in the novel is still a controversial topic in today’s Indonesia…

 

 

 

Author of the Month
Marah Rusli Born: August 7, 1889 Marah Rusli was born in Padang, West Sumatra, on August 7, 1889. The only child of a civil service district head in West Sumatra, he was educated at a Dutch-medium school in Padang and thereafter at the influential Raja’s School in Bukittinggi. Upon graduation in 1910, he entered the government-run Veterinary School and, after graduation, commenced his lifelong career in veterinary service…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Award from SATUPENA, 16 Sep. 2018
    Lontar supports Litbeat Festival, Sep. '18
    Lontar supports Litbeat Festival, Sep. '18
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    2018 August Newsletter

    Greetings from the Executive Director In Jakarta and elsewhere in Indonesia, much of August has been filled with activities linked to the 18th Asian Games (also known as Asiad) which are now taking place in Jakarta and Palembang. Never have the two cities looked so spic and span, festooned with flags of participating nations, the main streets cleared of

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