2014: Not a Good Year for Indonesian Short Story Scene

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About Di Tubuh Tarra, dalam Rahim Pohon: Cerpen Pilihan KOMPAS 2014,
Written by Ernest Wiyanto, and was originally published in Personal Blog,
Dec 06, 2015

For a selection of short story, this book is quite inconsistent; there must be quite a number of editors involved in selecting these short stories. The best short story (voted by editors) is a story by Faisal Oddang called Di Tubuh Tarra, dalam Rahim Pohon (In Tarra’s Body, In the Womb of the Tree)—which strangely positioned in the first of all the stories in the book, unlike many short story collection where the main story is placed at the extreme back—which tells a cultural story of Toraja ethnic where the dead bodies of newborn are laid to rest inside the main trunk of a big tree.

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