Agustinus Wibowo


Agustinus Wibowo is a prominent travel writer. A descendant of Chinese immigrants, the question of identity dominated his earlier life and shaped his perspective. The quest for answers has taken him to many different parts of the world, including Afghanistan, where he stayed for three years as a journalist. He also loves to venture along the obscure borders and to blend into various minority groups. His work has pioneered a new genre in Indonesian travel literature by allowing readers to experience the writer’s physical and emotional journey as they contemplate their own conflict and anxieties. His third book, a travel-memoir, Zero: When Journey Takes You Home, became a national best-seller and will soon be adapted into a film. His latest work, Us and Them, which reveals the roots of human identities and conflicts, will be published in 2019. 

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