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Presented in partnership with NonFiction Lab

Linking Cultures: Connecting the Literatures of Southeast Asia

How do Southeast Asian literatures relate to each other in the 21st century?

Hear from a panel of leading Southeast Asian writers as they examine past barriers and explore future connections.

The peoples of Southeast Asia and neighbouring countries have had story and language flow between them for millennia. In a time when colonisation and globalisation have radically shifted those dynamics, this panel of writers and literary scholars discusses how exchanges between countries can lead to reacquaintance and relationships through the sharing of words.

Featuring Mikael Johani; a poet, critic, and translator based in Jakarta, Indonesia; Singaporean writer Alvin Pang, whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages; and Lily Rose Tope from the Philippines, a scholar widely published on Southeast Asian literature in English and Asian literature in translation.

Image credit: Michelle Aung Thin