• © David Van Reybrouck
  • Ayu Utami © Erik Prasetya
  • © Gie Goris

Jakarta Jive Literary evening with Ayu Utami, David Van Reybrouck & Gie Goris

Brussels - Gent


14 11 '17 - 20:00

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Centre for Fine Arts
Rue Ravenstein 23
B-1000 Brussels


6,00 € > 8,00 €

T + 32 (0)2 507 82 00


EUROPALIA, BOZAR, Mo*, Mondiaal Magazine, Vlaams Nederlands Huis deBuren, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia


15 11 '17 - 20:00

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Kunstencentrum Vooruit
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23
B-9000 Gent


In English



5,00 €


EUROPALIA, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Mo*, Mondiaal Magazine, Vlaams Nederlands Huis deBuren, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia

Indonesia is much more than a destination for spiritual backpackers. Seventy years after it gained independence and twenty years after the fall of dictatorship the country is more ambitious than ever. Today, the biggest Muslim country in the world finds itself at the crossroads of tradition and modernity. A perfect breeding ground for writers who embrace the present whilst trying to get a grip on the past. The young Indonesian author Ayu Utami will converse with the Belgian author David Van Reybrouck and MO* editor-in-chief Gie Goris.

Ayu Utami

Ayu Utami was born in Bogor, grew up in Jakarta and obtained her bachelor degree in Literature Studies from University of Indonesia. She worked as a journalist for Matra, Forum Keadilan, and D&R. Not long after the New Order regime closed Tempo, Editor, and Detik, she participated in the founding of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AIJ) of Indonesia.

David Van Reybrouck

David Van Reybrouck is an award-winning author from Belgium, most known for the international bestseller Congo. He’s currently writing a book about the Dutch East Indies.

Gie Goris

Gie Goris (moderator) has been active full-time in global journalism since December 1990, first as editor-in-chief of Worldwide (1990-2002), then as chief editor of MO * (2003 - today). He previously interviewed Ayu Utami and wrote in the latest issue of MO * magazine an analysis of political Islam in Indonesia.

  • deBuren
  • Vooruit
  • MO*