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    Rio Johan

ISBN: 978-623-7150-04-6

Caravanserai

by: Rio Johan

Caravanserai is a story set in Persian antiquity about a brother and sister who are adopted by a merchant called Uncle Babar. It is an exploration of the abuse of power within polygamy and the exploitation of sexuality through pedophilia. This story challenges the taboo of homosexuality by expressing very intimate desires and accounts between

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Caravanserai is a story set in Persian antiquity about a brother and sister who are adopted by a merchant called Uncle Babar. It is an exploration of the abuse of power within polygamy and the exploitation of sexuality through pedophilia. This story challenges the taboo of homosexuality by expressing very intimate desires and accounts between the male characters. ISBN: 978-623-7150-04-6
Publish Date: 2019
Page Count: 142 pages
Rio Johan was born in Baturaja, South Sumatra, 1990. Rio has been invited to speak at The Ubud Reader’s & Writer’s festival (2015), was on a sponsored residency in Berlin, Germany (2016) and has been the recipient of the 2014 Prose Book of Choice by Tempo for his short story collection, Aksara Amananunna.
Translator :Toni Pollard
Toni Pollard has been a teacher of Indonesian in Australia for over 45 years, both at high school and university level. A NAATI qualified translator of Indonesian to English since 1993 with considerable experience in translation across many fields, she took up literary translation after her retirement from the University of Western Sydney at the end of 2004. Her previous translations include three novels, Above the Day, Below the Night by Putu Oka Sukanta, Mirah of Banda by Hanna Rambe and Departures by Nh Dini. Since 2008 she has translated many short stories, articles and essays for the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival’s bilingual publication of the works of young Indonesian writers attending the annual event.

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Dimensions 11 x 18 cm