A reflection about how we learn and practice religion, featuring God, a demon bird, a pharaoh, and a blue-furred alien.
A personal essay about how reading and writing in many languages have shaped the person and writer I am today.
alice's adventures in wonderland, area x, censorship, chairil anwar, creative process, dari fansuri ke handayani, dating, don quixote, ernest hemingway, famous five, faust, freedom, god, gone with the wind, goosebumps, horison, how i became a writer, identity, indonesia, islam, jakarta, karlina supelli, kartini, kylie minogue, matilda, michael jackson, milan kundera, mission impossible, nabokov, octavio paz, paris, perempuan, privacy, r.a. kartini, RA Kartini, rabelais, sanggar cerita, sydney sheldon, the x files, three investigators, whyiwrite, writing
A story about a group of punks in an Islamic school in Jakarta, who stood up against an abusive teacher. Published in the Griffith Review’s New Asia Now edition, featuring 49 authors from Asia Pacific under 45 years of age.
anti-tawuran, bullying, indonesia, islam, islamic school, jakarta, kenakalan manusia, kenakalan remaja, mencontek, muslim teens, musyawarah, punk, punk rock, remaja, tawuran, teenage delinquency, young adult