Licensing: Mata in the Land of Melus

Updated: Mar 15

(Literasia Creativa)


A journey to one of the most remote areas in the southern region of the Indonesian archipelago brings Matara, a twelve-year-old girl, to experience amazing adventures she had never imagined before. Living in a modern big city for all her life, the journey takes her to a surreal-magical seeming world she never knew existed. Among the native Melus, who is recognized as the first people inhabiting this southernmost area of the archipelago, the little girl experiences their way of life, which is full of uncommon things to her.

About the Author

Okky Madasari is an Indonesian novelist. She has been known to exquisitely portray the social and political conditions of contemporary Indonesia. She won Khatulistiwa Literary Award (Indonesia's prestigious literary prize) for her novel Maryam - The Outcast (2012) which revolves around people who are displaced due to their beliefs and then banned into exile. Her first novel, Entrok - The Years of the Voiceless (2010) tells a story about military dominance during Indonesia's New Order Era. Her other novels are 86 (2011) which raises the problems of massive corruption in Indonesia today and Pasung Jiwa - Bound (2013) which touches on the freedom of the individual within contemporary Indonesia.

Additional Information

Category: Young Adult

Language: Indonesian/English

Pages: 192

Dimension: 13.5 x 20 cm

ISBN: 9786020381329

Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama Rights: Available


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