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All Things Books / Behind

About Saman: A Novel,
Written by Yenni Kwok, and was originally published in South China Morning Post,
Mar 05, 2006

NEARLY EIGHT YEARS since Saman was published in Indonesia, taking the book world there by storm, Ayu Utami has seen immense changes in her life. Once an unknown journalist, her debut novel has sold more than 150,000 copies and been reprinted 34 times in its original language. Saman is now a cause celebre – and its outspoken 37-year-old author is sought after by an Indonesian media hungry for her frank commentary.

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