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    Marianne Katoppo

ISBN: 978-602-9144-46-8

Raumanen

by: Marianne Katoppo

FORTH COMING PUBLICATION: Raumanen, a prize-winning novel by Marianne Katoppo, tells the story of Monang, a handsome but wayward Batak man, and Raumanen, a young Minahasa woman who, though educated and intelligent, is also a “soft touch” when it comes to love. As is deftly revealed by the author in this novel, even in modern

FORTH COMING PUBLICATION: Raumanen, a prize-winning novel by Marianne Katoppo, tells the story of Monang, a handsome but wayward Batak man, and Raumanen, a young Minahasa woman who, though educated and intelligent, is also a “soft touch” when it comes to love. As is deftly revealed by the author in this novel, even in modern day Indonesia, matters of religion and ethnicity can greatly affect–for better or worse-the course of a couple’s relationship.     ISBN: 978-602-9144-46-8
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Page Count: 101
Marianne Katoppo (Tomohon, North Sulawesi, June 9, 1943–Bogor, October 12, 2007) wrote short stories and novels. She graduated from the Jakarta Theological Seminary. In 1951 she began writing the children’s column in Nieuwsgier, a Dutch-language magazine. Her writing was published in Ragia Buana, Mutiara and Femina magazines. One of her short stories was included in the anthology Dari Jodoh Sampai Supiyah (1976), which featured fifteen winners of the Golden Windmill Award given by Radio Netherlands Worldwide in 1975. Her novel Dunia Tak Bermusim was serialized in Mutiara magazine. Her novel Raumanen received an award in the Jakarta Arts Council Novel Competition in 1977.
Translator :Isla Winarto
Isla Winarto is an Australian, who graduated from the University of Sydney with a B.A. in Indonesian language and literature and a graduate Diploma in Education. Thereafter, she worked for 30 years in Jakarta in the field of international education. From 1985 to 1996, Isla was the Indonesian Language Coordinator at USAID (United States Agency for International Development) in Jakarta, During this time, she acted as interpreter for visiting U.S. First Lady, Hillary Clinton, wife of U.S. President Bill Clinton and was also Indonesian language instructor for the then U.S. Ambassador, Paul Wolfowitz. From 1996 until her retirement in May, 2014, she was the Indonesia Country Director of IDP Education Pty Ltd, managing ten offices across Indonesia. In 2003, Isla’s biography, entitled Kopi Susu, was selected, out of thousands, to be published in the book Australian Expats: Stories from Abroad. Now Isla is an active member of Soroptimist International, a global organization for professional women, which seeks to advance the status of women through various community projects. She is a founding member of the Indonesian branch of that organization.

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Dimensions 14 x 21.6 cm