Yang Tak Kunjung Usai
on November 22, 2021
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With his debut novel Yang Tak Kunjung Usai (Never Ending), Awi Chin proves that an Indonesian coming-of-age story does not require foreign or dystopian settings to be good.
As a matter of fact, the novel brings up historical events related to an issue rarely discussed: the lack of Chinese-Indonesian representation in literature.
Fifty-four years ago, on Nov. 14, 1967, Indonesia marked one of its bloodiest moments when Dayak groups attacked Chinese-Indonesian minorities living in the rural area of West Kalimantan. Around 3,000 people are reported to have died during the attack. Read more in:
https://www.thejakartapost.com/culture/2021/11/21/awi-chins-debut-a-presents-overdue-chinese-indonesian-representation.html
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