Our intrepid photographer Suki Zoe covered some of the events of Day 1 at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2016 and sent us some of her snaps…

featured photo, top:  Shandra Woworuntu – “In 2008 I went to Capitol Hill to tell my story. I’m still taking anti-anxiety medication and seeing a psychotherapist.”

 

suki-zoe-uwrf16-23“We’ll have another king, but the magic is gone” Voranai Vanijaka on Thailand’s monarchy

 

suki-zoe-uwrf16-13“I’m still too young to take credit for the things that I do. I’m still the product of the choices my parents made” Yassmin Abdel-Magied

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“Who is this Great Leader, and what’s going here? How do I explain as a writer of the English language to the rest of the world the in-depth story of North Korea?” Suki Kim

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“Democracy for them is an anathema. They believe that only god can rule, only god has sovereignty over the people.” Helon Habila, about the Boko Haram.

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Question from an impassioned member of the  audience during the “At the Extreme” panel on the subject of terrorism in Indonesia.

All photographs ©Suki Zoe