Nalar’s Mask

Works in Translation

Dewi Ria Utari, translated by Juli Sarwanto
Published Jul 30, 2017

First published in Kekasih Marionette dan 12 Kisah Lainnya as Topeng Nalar (also on Kompas - Sun, Jan 4, 2009).

It has been 3 days since Nalar catched fever. Usualy, the fever would be gone after top of her eyes was wrapped by wet cloth or slices of onion. Yesterday her grandmother, my mother, had taken her to Mak Moyong – Shaman for Chlidren. It was magic, said Shaman. But the fever still clinging even after she forced to drank Jamu* from Mak Moyong.

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