Lily Yulianti Farid In residence
17 11 '17 - 19:00
18 11 '17 - 15:00
Lily Yulianti Farid graduated as an agricultural engineer at Hasanuddin University, has a degree in Gender and Development and a Ph.D. Gender and Media (both at the University of Melbourne). She began a career in writing and journalism, and is now engaged in a number of independent projects, namely: Panyingkul!, which is Indonesia’s first citizen journalism website to promote citizen’s active participation in media, and Makkunrai Project, a gender awareness programme through literature.
Her first short stories compilation, Makkunrai, consisting of eleven stories based on the themes of gender, corruption, polygamy and politics from female perspective, was also released during the launch of Makkunrai Project, along with the active participation of seasoned writer and artist Luna Vidya. In September 2008, Maiasaura appeared as Lily’s second collection of stories based on journals, news and documents of Women’s NGOs, Human Rights Organisations’ reports and various media outlet.
Lily later produced another short-story collection, entitled Family Room, which was selected for the “Modern Library of Indonesia” series. In 2010, she established a culture house, Rumata Artspace as a joint project with film director Riri Riza. Rumata, which is a Bugis-Makassar word for “our house”, aims to serve as an independent forum for the development of arts and culture in Makassar and revival of South Sulawesi’s literary tradition.
Article on Lily Yulianti Farid here
Read first : Family Room (in English)
Discover her work in English here