Sergius Mencari Bacchus

Book / Poetry Collection


Sergius Seeks Bacchus
by Norman Erikson Pasaribu
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Format: Paperback, Indonesian
86 page(s)
ISBN/ISBN13: /9786020327891
Published Apr 25, 2016 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama

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Titled after two, fourth-century Christian martyrs whom the gay community has adopted as icons, and comprised of thirty-three poems (the number of poems corresponding to the age at which Christ was crucified), Norman Erikson Pasaribu’s collection draws upon various aspects of his own life—his sexual orientation, his ethnic Bataknese background, his Christian upbringing and grappling with the beliefs thereof, his familial history, history at large—to furnish readers with a new kind of gospel, a bittersweet and tragicomic good news, pieced together from encounters with ridicule, violence, and also, happiness.



Without imagination, invention and progress would not be possible. Through his newly published collection of poetry, Norman showcases the power of imagination for LGBT Indonesians to reclaim their space in society.
Hendri Yulius in Depiction of struggle of Indonesia’s gays in ‘Sergius Mencari Bacchus’ (The Jakarta Post, May 04, 2016)