01 October 2016
Odessa International Literature Festival
10:00 LITERATURE MUSEUM, GOLDEN HALL
THE QUESTION OF RED and ARUNA AND HER PALATE
READING with LAKSMI PAMUNTJAK, INDONESIA
Moderator: MICHI STRAUSFELD
Amba : sebuah novel (The Question of Red), breaks the silence surrounding the mass killings in Indonesia in 1965 that followed the coup d’état by General Suharto. Laksmi Pamuntjak’s new interpretation of the national epic "Mahabharata" paints a panorama of a young nation in the turbulent 20th century. Pamuntjak is also the author of "Aruna & Lidahnya: sebuah novel tentang makanan, perjalanan dan konspirasi" (tr. Aruna and Her Palate: A novel about eating, travel, and conspiracy).