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Indonesian Literature Club in Sydney The first Indolitclub club meeting in Sydney, held on October 11, 2018 was a great success. Fourteen avid participants had much to say about the two stories discussed, written by Mona Sylviana and set on events in 1965 and 1998. “For me it was a stimulating and enriching experience and
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I don’t know how many of you were on Lontar’s mailing list in 2011 but in May of that year I sent a message to the list about Indonesia’s possible selection as Guest of Honor Country (GOH) at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest and most prestigious book fair in the world. In the
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October is a month of celebration for Lontar. On October 28 we celebrate our 31st anniversary. On that day, too, the 11th Indonesian Language Congress, a four-day event that takes place once every five years, will begin in Jakarta. The congress promises to be an interesting, engaging, and informative event, with the main theme being
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August 31 A focus study group for writers and translators organized the Satu Pena Assocation. (Left-Right) Mieke Soesanto, Ade Irasenjaya, Nasir Tamara, Monika (Head of Yogyakarta Library)                 September 10   Lontar supported LitBeat, part of the LiterAction Festival for book industry players in Indonesia. The event was
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Lost among a long list of Indonesian national days to be commemorated but not necessarily officially celebrated, is “Happy Reading and Visit a Library Day,” which falls on September 14.  First made formal in 1995 by the late President Soeharto, the chosen date was intended to raise people’s interest in visiting libraries.  And though the
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As a person who has spent most of my adult life working to promote the translation of Indonesian literature into English, I am often preoccupied with thoughts about translation and the role that it has played in the development of nations, in particular, Indonesia. And as Indonesia has begun to make itself better known throughout
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