The Story of a Tongue

Works in Translation


Clara Ng, translated by Maggie Tiojakin
Published as a part of Crossing Boundaries: New Voices from Indonesia, Oct 14, 2016

Originally published in Koran Tempo, Jun 20, 2010 as Risalah Lidah.


The Story of a Tongue by Clara Ng is the magical tale of Asna, a young girl who discovers a whole civilisation growing on her tongue. She discovered a small town in her mouth. A month …

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