Dibatjaken di Leiden pada sabtu sore 29 september 2018 wektu pengluntjuran Wesel Pos karja Ratih Kumala
Author Ratih Kumala in conversation with Dr Soe Tjen Marching (SOAS)
Date: 25 September 2018 Time: 5:00 PM
Finishes: 25 September 2018 Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 320 – SOAS University of London
14 March 2017
Redolent of the ubiquitous Indonesian kreteks, Cigarette Girlfollows three generations of two Javanese families from the time of the Dutch surrender to the Japanese in 1942, via the crackdown on the communists and the massacres of 1965, to the present.
Written by Ratih Kumala (whose author husband Eka Kurniawan has already made a splash in English-language translation), Cigarette Girl has been fluently translated by Annie Tucker, who made the sensible decision to leave many terms in either Bahasa Indonesia, or in Javanese, most, although not all, with explanations in the text, adding a layer of linguistic richness and interest to an already interesting and absorbing novel.