BIOGRAPHY

Okky Puspa Madasari known as Okky Madasari is an Indonesian author and PhD candidate with the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Okky is well-known for her social criticism with works highlighting social issues, such as injustice and discrimination, and above all, about humanity.  In academic field, her main interest is on literature, censorship and freedom of expression, and sociology of knowledge.

She regularly writes for media in Indonesia and Singapore on issues in line with her interests and focuses reflected in her fiction and her academic works.

 

Literary Works

Since 2010 Okky has published 9 books.

Her first novel Entrok (2010), an epic about life under totalitarian and militarism during the Indonesia's New Order era, has been translated into English and was published in July 2013 under the title of The Years of the Voiceless. Her three subsequent novels, 86 (highlighting tentacles of corruption within the heart of Indonesian society, published in 2011), Maryam (the life of banned minority Islamic sect in Indonesia in 2012) and Pasung Jiwa (about transgender within a society sliding towards fundamentalism in 2013), have also been translated into English under the title of 86, The Outcast and Bound respectively. Pasung Jiwa has also been… more

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