From Batavia to Jakarta in Poetry

Paperback: $14.00
ISBN-13: 9786026978011
Published: December 2015

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88 pages
  • About the Book
  • Zeffry Alkatiri’s collection of poems is a romp through history in verse. These poems are flashes of past events that are unrolled to form a historical mosaic of Indonesia’s capital city. Starting with the Dutch turning Jacatra into Batavia, the poems paint a unique picture of the development Jakarta has undergone to date.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Zeffry Alkatiri, Author

      Zeffry Alkatiri was born in Jakarta in 1959 and raised in a multicultural (Arab-Betawi) family. He has a B.A. in Russian Studies, a M.A. in American Studies, and a PhD in History. He writes both fiction and non-fiction, focusing on the socio-cultural history of Jakarta. He is the recipient of several prestigious literary awards.
    • Debbie Cole, Translator

    • Michael Groß, Translator

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