The Red Bekisar by Ahmad Tohari

Book Story / Review

About The Red Bekisar,
Written by Gayatri Devi, and was originally published in World Literature Today,
Nov 01, 2015


This English translation of popular Indonesian author Ahmad Tohari’s Bekisar Merah (2011) tells the story of Indonesian rural women from the mid-twentieth century faced with economic and social changes that arise domestically, such as the advent of electricity and mechanization, and through globalization—specifically, American interests in Indonesian oil resources.

Read the full article here.