Jakarta launches bid for UNESCO titles in Literature – Books



Jakarta seeks international accolades to present itself as a city with a deep appreciation for literature and the publishing world, but readers and editors have suggested that administrators realize the reality. The city aims to become the Book Capital of the World and the UNESCO City of Literature, two prestigious titles that celebrate cities with extraordinary dedication to publishing and literature, respectively. “In recent years, Jakarta has championed improving the literacy levels of citizens as one of our main programs. We also provide books in many places in public places to read locally, ”Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said in a recent press release. “Jakarta is ready for both [titles]. “The capital is home to nearly a fifth of all Indonesian publishing houses and has registered nearly 15,000 …

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