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Mon 22 September 2014
Jakarta online in four languages
Discover Jakarta through the eyes of three locals and two authors who are first-timers in Indonesia. Read & listen to the citybooks by Ruth San A Jong, Annelies Verbeke, Veronica B. Vonny, Sihar Ramses Simatupang and Akidah Gauzillah. The final translations are currently being perfected, and a Dutch-Indonesian language book publication is being prepared, including a foreword by Bas Heijne and by Julia Suryakusuma about shared cultural heritage.
In What Am I Doing Here? by Ruth San A Jong, an old man travels from Suriname to Jakarta, where he was born, but is overwhelmed by the capital.
Annelies Verbeke takes a ride on the back of Soni’s scooter in Angels in Jakarta, and discovers a whole new world.
In The Final Ending, Veronica B. Vonny writes the tale of a historian who becomes scarily and deeply involved in a historical murder.
Sihar Ramses Simatupang tells a woman’s life story from three different perspectives in The One Left Behind in Batavia, 1920.
In Rendezvous by Akidah Gauzillah (photo), protagonist Ales contemplates his own love life and a centuries-old love affair while Jakarta’s daily goings-on come alive in the megacity around him.
In December, a special event will take place in Jakarta to mark the presentation of the book publication, at which the 24 citybooks photos by Amran Malik Hakim will be exhibited alongside a photo from every other citybooks city.
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