They Say I’m a Monkey

Book / Collection of Short Stories — Women in Translation


by Djenar Maesa Ayu
Translated by Michael Nieto Garcia

Format: Paperback, English
125 page(s)
ISBN/ISBN13: 9793019271/9789793019277
Published Sep 08, 2008 by Metafor Publishing

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They Say I’m a Monkey is a collection of short-stories from the young Indonesian writer Djenar Maesa Ayu.

In the eleven stories, Djenar turns footnotes of urban Jakarta life, and the inner lives of the city’s inhabitants, into stories that keep in their narratives both the magic and the realism of the place. Stories that will crawl out from the margins into the centre of your conscience.

When They Say I’m a Monkey first appeared in Bahasa Indonesia in 2002, it shocked readers with its liberal use of sex, both as a central theme in many of the stories and as the template for Djenar imageries.



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