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Written by Carla Scarano D’Antonio, originally published in Litro Magazine

Jan 07, 2022

An award-winning author, Norman Erikson Pasaribu is part of a tradition of queer Catholic writers, who challenge heterosexual traditions and constrictions in an attempt to open up his work to alternative – and more inclusive – perspectives. Merging his Christian heritage with his Batak cultural background, he questions binary gender roles and subverts stereotypes. It may be relevant to his work that there are five genders in Bugis society.

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