The Groom’s Price

Works in Translation


Uda Agus, 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 Lelaki yang Dibeli.


The Groom’s Price by Uda Agus is a story of village life that follows a young man’s efforts to disentangle custom and commerce. Datuak* Bandaro Rajo stood up quickly and rushed to the door — he …

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