Mother’s Heaven

Works in Translation


Fitrawan Umar, translated by Toni Pollard
Published as a part of Crossing Boundaries: New Voices from Indonesia, Oct 14, 2016

First published in Out of Ubud – Selected Work by New Voices at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival as Surga Ibu.


Mother’s Heaven by Fitrawan Umar is the story of a boy who must confront his estranged father to ensure his mother’s soul is carried to the next life. That evening Mother still had her sweet …

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