The online graphic novel Chinese Whispers by Rani Pramesti reflects on Indonesia’s Chinese minority of 1998 riots that ended the Suharto dictatorship. Photo: Chinese Whispers

May 1998 Jakarta riots against Chinese: ‘We cannot heal what we will not face,’ author of graphic novel says

  • Rani Pramesti’s Chinese Whispers recalls the racial violence against Chinese Indonesians 21 years ago and its impact on her community
  • She wrote the digital novel to pierce the silence about events in which over 1,000 died, for fear failure to examine what happened could lead to a recurrence
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The online graphic novel Chinese Whispers by Rani Pramesti reflects on Indonesia’s Chinese minority of 1998 riots that ended the Suharto dictatorship. Photo: Chinese Whispers
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