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Cok Sawitri

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Cok Sawitri

Cok Sawitri, born in Sideman (Bali) in 1968, is a journalist, novelist, playwright, poet, and activist. Her poetry, short stories, essays, and feature articles have appeared in most every major national literary publication. Translations of her work have appeared in Bali: Living in Two Worlds (2002) and Bali Rediscovered (2004). Her most recent published work, a novel titled Janda Dari Jirah (The Widow from Jirah), was short-listed for the 2006-2007 Khatulistiwa Literary Award. She has staged eighteen dramatic works and is well known in Bali and beyond for her work in community development and women's empowerment.

Articles by Cok Sawitri

Womb
By Cok Sawitri
My name is Nagari. Thirty years of age. There is no need to explain; I understand. . . . That evening, after my bath, my hair still wet, I heard a pounding on the door of my rented room. Three men had…
Translated from Indonesian by John H. McGlynn
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