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The Cursing of Herman Willem Daendels

By A. W. Prihandita | | A. W. Prihandita
Edited by Sachiko Ragosta || Narrated by - || Produced by -
Death of a son, a mother’s grief, colonization, slavery, violence
3600 words

Yogyakarta, Java, 1808

“Before you say who it is you want me to curse,” the shaman said, “I must warn you: I cannot curse someone I do not know.”

He was a spindly man with long black hair, black bushy eyebrows and mustache and wrinkles, though there were no wrinkles on his forehead—he looked perfectly relaxed and matter-of-fact. 

“Why not?” Ni Darti said—then added hastily, “If Rama is willing to explain, of course.”

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Anselma Widha Prihandita is a college writing instructor and PhD candidate in rhetoric and composition. Her third and most favorite job, however, is writing speculative fiction with hints of heartbreak and the personal political. She splits her time between the US West Coast, where she currently teaches and studies, and Indonesia, where she grew up and where her home remains. She is a graduate of Odyssey workshop and the recipient of its 2023 Fresh Voices Scholarship. Her stories are published or forthcoming in Fusion Fragment and khōréō magazine.
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