03 October 2015
Official Publication of Amba of De Kleur van Rood
The Official Launch of the Dutch translation of Laksmi’s novel Amba (The Question of Red), under the title Amba of De Kleur van Rood by Xander Publishers.
Xander Publishers invite you to the official book presentation of the Dutch translation of Amba/The Question of Red by Indonesian bestselling author Laksmi Pamuntjak.
The translation ‘Amba of de kleur van rood’ is a heart-breaking love story set against the backdrop of violence and traditions. Laksmi Pamuntjak masterfully weaves an intricate web of stories that touch on the darkest and bloodiest chapter in Indonesia’s history, one that is controversial to this very day. It is more than just a love story, more than a historical novel, it is a reflection of what Indonesia is today – a muslim majority with modern, western and Hindu influences.
Laksmi Pamuntjak (1971) is an Indonesian poet, author and food critic. Her breakthrough was Ellipsis, a collection of poems, hailed as one of the best books of the year by Herald UK. Her novels, poems and short stories have been published in countries including the UK, Germany and the United States. Aruna dan Lidahnya (Aruna and Her Palate) is her latest novel.
20:30 – 21:30