Spaces: Reflections on a Journey

Book / Novel


by Putu Oka Sukanta
Translated by Keith Foulcher

Format: Paperback, English
196 page(s)
ISBN/ISBN13: /9786029144260
Published Oct 23, 2019 by Lontar Foundation

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Spaces is a novel that transforms former political prisoner Putu Oka Sukanta’s historical memory – of being imprisoned without trial from 1966 to 1976 and withstanding torture and human rights abuses – into fiction.



I have known Putu for over 30 years and know much about his life (and he mine!). I cannot read the book as fiction as there are events in the novel that I have seen with my own eyes, and conversations I have heard with my own ears.
Julia Suryakusuma in ‘I can walk… because I have legs’ Putu Oka Sukanta’s novel ‘Spaces’ (Jakarta Post, Oct 28, 2019)


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