• ©Margareta Astaman

Margareta Astaman

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Gent

26 10 '17 - 11:30

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Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Blandijnberg 2
B-9000 Gent

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Free

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EUROPALIA, UGent, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia

Margareta Astaman, known also as Margie, is a prolific essayist of best selling books. She studied communication studies in NTU, Singapore, and is now an entrepreneur of e-portal aggregate. 

Born and raised as an assimilated Chinese in Jakarta, she first realized about her identity as Chinese in the aftermath of the 1998 May riot. She has written five books. In Excuse-Moi (2011) she raises issues about cultural identity in non essentialising, multicultural and light, humorous way that reaches to a wider audience, especially the young generation.

Discover her short stories in English here