The Book of Jakarta cover by Comma Press
Illustration for Buyan in VICE Indonesia by Walid

Tante Nana took a self-driving car home, but the car took her somewhere else.

Uti wrote Buyan in late 2017 as a commissioned work by VICE Indonesia. The short story was published in January 2018 in VICE Indonesia’s Fiction Week 2038, in which various Indonesian writers imagined and wrote about Jakarta in the year 2038.

This work has been translated into English by Zoƫ McLaughlin and published in the UK by Comma Press in 2020.

Read online: here
Buy the English copy: here
Publisher: VICE Indonesia, Comma Press (English version)
Year: 2018, 2020 (English version)
Language: Indonesian, English
Genre: science fiction

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