Book Review

The Thing Around Your Neck (2009)

“She wanted to … tell him how unnecessary it was, this bloodying and binding, this turning faith into a pugilistic exercise; to tell him that life was a struggle with ourselves more than with a spear-wielding Satan; that belief was a choice for our conscience always to be sharpened. […] He told her … that… Continue reading The Thing Around Your Neck (2009)

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The Near and the Far, Vol. 2 — ed. David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short⁣⁣ (2019)

“In short, to survive a heartbreak a young poet only needs: (1) A dazzling dress/shirt, no need to be new, (2) a piece of premium tissue, (3) a pair of undented running shoes, (4) a novel by an author with a visibly long name, (5) an empty instant noodles cardboard box, (6) the album Blue… Continue reading The Near and the Far, Vol. 2 — ed. David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short⁣⁣ (2019)

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Tank Merah Muda: Cerita-Cerita yang Tercecer dari Reformasi (2019)

— antologi: Raisa Kamila, dkk.⁣ Lama-lama Ela bercerita lebih jauh tentang apa yang dialaminya saat ada kekacauan di Dili. Rumah-rumah diserang entah oleh siapa. Tentara-tentara bertebaran di jalan-jalan dengan senjata yang menakutkan. Kendaraan tentara yang bernama tank muncul di jalan raya. Dalam cerita Ela, tank seperti punya dua sisi. Menakutkan dan mengagumkan sekaligus. Gagah dan… Continue reading Tank Merah Muda: Cerita-Cerita yang Tercecer dari Reformasi (2019)