Spaces: Reflections on a Journey

Book / Novel


by Putu Oka Sukanta
Translated by Keith Foulcher

Format: Paperback, English
196 page(s)
ISBN/ISBN13: /9786029144260
Published Oct 23, 2019 by Lontar Foundation

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Spaces is a novel that transforms former political prisoner Putu Oka Sukanta’s historical memory – of being imprisoned without trial from 1966 to 1976 and withstanding torture and human rights abuses – into fiction.



Its publisher Lontar has now released a translation of the first and second books in the trilogy. All three novels have been translated by Keith Foulcher who has sensitively and sympathetically made them as readable in English as they are in Indonesian.
Ron Witton   in A life told in three parts (Inside Indonesia, Jul 11, 2022)
I have known Putu for over 30 years and know much about his life (and he mine!). I cannot read the book as fiction as there are events in the novel that I have seen with my own eyes, and conversations I have heard with my own ears.
Julia Suryakusuma   in ‘I can walk… because I have legs’ Putu Oka Sukanta’s novel ‘Spaces’ (Jakarta Post, Oct 28, 2019)


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