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Indonesian authors show unprecedented openness

Winternacht 1 -

The two writers contributing to this program, describe love and female sexuality with an in Indonesia unprecedented openness. The poems of Dorothea Rosa Herliany show how women take the initiative in love, sometimes even with a hint of machismo. In the year 2000, Winternachten introduced Ayu Utami in The Netherlands. She then read from her groundbreaking novel Saman. This resulted in a Dutch translation a year later. She now published her second novel in Indonesia, Larung, from which she read at this festival. Dutch/Indonesian spoken.