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Putu Oka Sukanta

Putu Oka Sukanta, born in Bali in 1939, is a writer and editor of fiction and non-fiction. He has written novels, poetry, collections of stories, and books about HIV/AIDS and traditional healing. His writing has also been published in English, German, and French translation. From 1966 to 1976 Putu was detained without trial because he was an activist with the leftist arts organization LEKRA. He now lives in Jakarta, where he has an acupuncture practice, works to promote traditional medicine, and is active in programs for human rights and the prevention of HIV/AIDS. Putu is often invited overseas to present his writing and ideas. In 2012 he was awarded a Hellman/Hammett grant for commitment to free expression and courage in the face of persecution by Human Rights Watch, New York.

Putu Oka Sukanta

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  • Breaking the Silence

    Putu Oka Sukanta | Translated by Jennifer Lindsay

Events

The Big Teal – Book Launch (online)

Online

Join Simon Holmes à Court in conversation with the Guardian’s political editor Katharine Murphy and the Independent Member for Curtin, Kate Chaney, to celebrate the launch of his book, The Big...

Free

The Big Teal – Simon Holmes à Court in conversation

Readings Hawthorn 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122, Hawthorn, VIC

Join us to hear Simon Holmes à Court in conversation with Monique Ryan; facilitated by Gay Alcorn. Published as part of the In the National Interest series, The Big Teal,...

Free

Book launch – Shadowline: The Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre 214-218 Nicholson St, Footscray, VIC

Join us for the launch of Shadowline: The Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok, edited by Jacquie Houlden and Seumas Spark. To be launched by Dennis Altman. 6 for 6:30pm start....

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