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Saman author Ayu Utami review ¹ 3 Ayu Utami Ø 3 review Saman is a story filtered through the lives of its feisty female protagonists and the enigmatic “hero” Saman It is at o­nce an exposé of the oppression of plantation workers in South Sumatra a lyrical uest to understand the place of religion and spirituality in contemporary lives a playful exploration of female sexuality and a story about love in all its guises while touching o­n all of Indon 25 stars rounded up Episodes told from alternating and interconnected narratives beginning with four girls who ve remained friends from girlhood to portray the politicization and radicalization of the eponymous Catholic priestI d been convinced I would give Saman a 4 star rating until I reached the last section with Jasmin ans Samn That s the point where my rating dropped to 25 stars The first 80% of the novel however was fascinating

review Saman author Ayu Utami

Saman author Ayu Utami

Saman author Ayu Utami review ¹ 3 Ayu Utami Ø 3 review Esia’s taboos extramarital sex political repression and the relationship between Christians and MuslimsSaman has taken the Indonesian literary world by storm and sold over 100000 copies in the Indonesian language and is now available for the first time in EnglishABOUT THE AUTHORAyu Utami was born in Bogor grew up in Jakarta and obtained her bachelor degree in Literature Studies from University of Since I read an article about the author Ayu Utami a few years back I have wanted to read one of her books for a long time already She struck me as a very brave and forward thinking female author in a country dominated by patriarchy Earlier this year I finally managed to buy a copy of Saman even in its original language Yay Further it was the perfect length for me just over 200 pages Well what can I say now I think I understand why this book mostly got average ratings It started off really good We meet Laila a photographer who is assigned to take promotional marketing photos for an oil drilling company On site she falls in love with Sihar Situmorang a Batak engineer with a strong personality and penchant for justice They witness a cruel accident and grow close to each other during the legal process However he is married and Laila much younger than him During the legal process we meet Saman and then suddenly the next 34 of the book focuses on him We get a ghost story and we get another social justice issue rubber farmers who are harassed by a palm oil company that wants to take away their land Saman who has taken his vows in a parish is completely obsessed by their troubles Things get worse and Saman s path crosses again with the four women whom the author supposedly focused on Laila Cok Yasmin and Shakuntala We never get a proper ending for Laila which bothers me a lot I wanted to know what happened to her and Sihar Her story didn t fit at all with the second half of the book and Saman I don t recall hearing Cok s voice There are chapters narrated by Shakuntala but I thought they were redundant It was just her ranting about Laila s devotion to Sihar and how the friendship formed between the four women Yasmin suddenly emerges towards the end of the book and took on an important role but I didn t manage to warm up to her because the story was about something else before she even entered So all in all the story is all over the place Maybe I should read the next book so I can get some answers to my uestions Or will I just get confused What also annoyed me a lot are the many typos and errors in spelling This book is like a mishmash of an Indonesian Sex in the City with a ghost story and several serious social justice issues oil mining palm oil company freedom of press thrown in

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Saman author Ayu Utami review ¹ 3 Ayu Utami Ø 3 review Indonesia She worked as a journalist for Matra Forum Keadilan and DR Not long after the New Order regime closed Tempo Editor and Detik she participated in the founding of Indonesia’s Alliance of Independent Journalists to protest the closure of those three weeklys Currently she is working for the cultural journal Kalam and at Teater Utan Kayu Saman was awarded the Prince Claus Award in the year 20 Some translations can feel blocky and stagnant The translation of Saman retains a flowing poetic feel to it throughout the book The novel is an intriguing narrative with complex characters and deep backgrounds The Indonesian culture and history that is covered within the pages is captivating It is not a book with a definitive beginning middle and end That did not bother me though I enjoyed digging into the lives choices and motivations of the characters presented

  • Paperback
  • 197
  • Saman author Ayu Utami
  • Ayu Utami
  • Indonesian
  • 03 March 2018
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