“Victim’s Plight, Perpetrator’s Absence” by Joss Wibisono

Other version of this review has appeared on Social Transformation Vol 3, No. 1 (pp 86-8) Fifteen years after the fall of Soeharto, the age of Reformasi, as it is popularly known, has finally reached the Indonesian literary scene. Not only is a novel published with its complete original content (which was omitted during Soeharto’s New Order regime), but Indonesian readers also have a choice in which literature they read. Many of these “new” novels deal with the tragedy in 1965 when up to one million people were slaughtered, marking Soeharto’s ascent to power. Indeed, literature is now finally taking … Lanjutkan membaca “Victim’s Plight, Perpetrator’s Absence” by Joss Wibisono