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Remembering 1965 across generations

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Fifty years after the beginning of the 1965 violence, many children and grandchildren of those targeted also continue to feel its impact. Dr Kate McGregor examines two cultural memory projects that involve collaboration across generations and aim to crack the resilience of anti-communist versions of history.

Q&A: Eka Kurniawan on 'Beauty Is a Wound'

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Beauty Is a Wound, the just-released English translation of Eka Kurniawan’s 2002 epic novel, Cantik Itu Luka, is receiving glowing reviews, and has prompted comparisons with Salman Rushdie and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Indonesia at Melbourne had a fascinating chat with Eka before his appearance at the Melbourne Writers Festival on 28 August.

Kuda Lumping: trance, tradition and technology

Kuda Lumping is a Javanese trance dance that will be performed for the first time in Australia on 7 August. Indonesian producer Kristie Monfries explains the tradition and reflects on some of the challenges of bringing the ritual to a western performance space.

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