From Batavia to Jakarta in Poetry
- 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, AuthorZeffry 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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