In Other Words (Kobo eBook)

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In this wide-ranging collection of essays, one of Indonesia’s foremost public intellectuals examines literature, faith, mythology, politics, and history.

Activist, journalist, essayist, poet, theater director, and playwright, Goenawan Mohamad has been one of Indonesia’s most powerful and resonant voices for decades. Through the worst days of his country’s authoritarianism, in the face of traumatic violence and the chaos of democratic transition, Goenawan never lost faith in the possibilities of writing. In Other Words collects some of his most important essays, many of which first appeared in Tempo, the weekly magazine he founded in 1971.

Goenawan’s writings bring nuance and sympathy to difficult histories, introduce doubt to damaging certainties, and apply clarity of thought and action to times of great upheaval. These essays, translated by his long-time collaborator Jennifer Lindsay, reveal a vision both uniquely Indonesian and completely universal. They reaffirm Goenawan as one of the world’s leading political thinkers and cultural observers.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781628727326
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication Date: May 15th, 2017