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Birth Canal

Author :  Wuri, Dias Novita

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Scribe Publications, Australia
ISBN 9781922585769
Format PaperBack
Language English
Year of Publication 2023
Bib. Info 160 pages, 20cm
Categories PR - English literature
Product Weight 200 gms.
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A dazzling novella from a rising star of Indonesian literature that explores what it means to be a woman - whoever you are, wherever you are, and whenever it is in history and time. In today's Jakarta, an unnamed man tells the story of his lifelong friend Nastiti, and what happened on the day she vanished. In the Dutch East Indies' Semarang, a young Indo-Dutch girl, Rukmini, is captured by the Japanese military and made to be a comfort woman. Years later, Arini - the thread that connects these two - travels to the Netherlands to share her mother's dark past with a researcher. During the American occupation of Japan in WWII, an American war photographer falls in love with Hanako, the wife of a traumatised former soldier, but can't escape his own darkness. And in present-day Osaka, a young Indonesian woman, Dara, haunted by her past and struggling to conceive, becomes obsessed with a Japanese porn star. Through these interconnected narratives, Dias Novita Wuri explores generational legacies, lost loves, the damage that war does to men, and the damage that men do to women.

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