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THE UNFINISHED STORY OF ‘AMBA’

  • Ika Krismantari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 27 2016   /  09:55 am

Berlin, I am in love: Laksmi is currently living in Berlin, writing her third novel, SrikandiFour years after the release of Laksmi Pamuntjak’s debut novel Amba, the book still generates many stories, as well as good news both at home and abroad.The latest story coming from Laksmi Pamuntjak’s debut novel Amba is that the author has received a prestigious international literature award for female writers.

Laksmi bagged the 2016 LiBeraturepreise for Amba in early June after garnering the most votes from the public, defeating other nominees from the Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Argentina, Israel and South Africa.

The winner of the prize — which is a German literary award sponsored by the Frankfurt Book Fair and exclusively given to female writers from Africa, Asia and Latin America — is picked through public voting.

Before LiBeraturpreise, Amba, which is translated in...