Yvonne Michalik/Melani Budianta (eds.)

Indonesian Women Writers

october 2015, 268 pages, paperback, size 225 x 155 mm
isbn 978-3-940132-80-2
series Das regionale Fachbuch

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Indonesian women’s fiction has flourished since the beginning of the Reformasi Era in 1998. Who are the authors? What do they write about? What are the contexts of their writings?

This anthology offers a taste of this literary phenomenon by selecting nine stories, five author’s interviews, and five scholarly essays. It covers a variety of genres and themes, from social realism to gothic mystery to romance, from gender and sexuality to political satire to Islamic piety.

Indonesian Women Writers is a must read for students and scholars of Indonesian and Southeast Asian studies as well as a general audience with an interest in contemporary fiction.