Since the fall of President Suharto's New Order regime, Indonesia has emerged as the world’s third-largest democracy. It’s also home to the world’s largest Muslim population. Arts.21 visited the country and talked to some of its leading writers.
Launching the world's biggest book fair, Salman Rushdie and the organizers of the event make one thing clear: Beyond the huge industry, publishing plays an essential role in protecting freedom of expression.
Controversial author Salman Rushdie is delivering the opening address at the Frankfurt Book Fair. This year, the focus will be on Indonesia's women authors tackling taboo topics like sex and religion through their work.
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