She has been accused of heresy since she was born. She has been considered deviant and must be excommunicated. On behalf of faith and love, her marriage is sacrificed. On behalf of God, she and her family were expelled, and their home was destroyed. It has been seven years now that Maryam and hundreds of others live in a refugee camp at a small and cramped government-owned building in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. The story of Maryam is a sad tragedy within a country full of beauty. What they need is justice. How long should they wait?
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.
Dimension: 13.5 x 20 cm
Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Rights: All rights available