- About the Book
Caravanserai is a story set in Persian antiquity about a brother and sister who are adopted by a merchant called Uncle Babar. It is an exploration of the abuse of power within polygamy and the exploitation of sexuality through pedophilia. This story challenges the taboo of homosexuality by expressing very intimate desires and accounts between the male characters.
- Rio Johan was born in Baturaja, South Sumatra, 1990. Rio has been invited to speak at The Ubud Reader’s & Writer’s festival (2015), was on a sponsored residency in Berlin, Germany (2016) and has been the recipient of the 2014 Prose Book of Choice by Tempo for his short story collection, Aksara Amananunna.