Kerumunan Terakhir

Sepotong kisah tentang kegagapan manusia di tengah zaman yang berubah cepat, yang tak memberi kesempatan setiap orang untuk diam dan mengenang, berhenti dan kembali ke belakang.

Dari satu kerumunan ke kerumunan lainnya, dalam kebisingan dan keasingan, generasi zaman ini berbondong-bondong meninggalkan masa lalu menuju masa depan.

Tapi di manakah masa depan itu?

*Kerumunan Terakhir, novel kelima Okky Madasari, terbit Mei 2016

Gebunden


The german translation of Pasung Jiwa, published by Sujet Verlag, 2015

BOUND

Does free will truly exist? Does man truly exist?

Okky Madasari explores the seminal questions of mankind and humanity in her latest novel.

A struggle arises between the two main characters, Sasana and Jaka Wani, in the search for freedom from all restraints––from those of the mind and body, to restraints imposed by tradition and family, society and religion, to economic domination and the shackles of authority.

*) BOUND is the english edition of Pasung Jiwa. Avalaible July 3rd in bookstores, online bookstores, amazon.com, etc

The Outcast

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? More

The Years of The Voiceless

Marni is an illiterate Javanese woman who still practices ancestor worship. Through her offerings she finds her gods and puts forth her hopes. She knows nothing of the God brought in from that faraway land. Rahayu is Marni’s daughter, part of a new generation shaped by education and an easier life. She is a firm believer in God and in common sense. She stands against the ancestors, even against her own mother. To Marni, Rahayu is a soulless being. And to Rahayu, Marni is a sinner. Each lives according to her own creed, with nothing in common. Then come the sounds of the jackboots, constantly disrupting and destroying souls. They are the ones with the authority, the ones who play with power as they desire. They are the ones who can turn the skies and the fields red, and blood yellow, their guns ready to strike anywhere. Marni and Rahayu, these women from two generations who have never understood each other, finally find something in their lives that they agree on. Both are victims of those in power. Both fight against the guns.

*) this novel was first published in Bahasa Indonesia under the title “ENTROK”

http://www.gramediana.com/books/detail/40101130044-the-years-of-the-voiceless?locale=en

Pasung Jiwa

Apa itu kebebasan?

Apakah kehendak bebas benar-benar ada? Apakah manusia bebas benar-benar ada?

Okky Madasari mengemukakan pertanyaan-pertanyaan besar dari manusia dan kemanusiaan dalam novel ini.

Melalui dua tokoh utama, Sasana dan Jaka Wani, dihadirkan pergulatan manusia dalam mencari kebebasan dan melepaskan diri dari segala kungkungan. Mulai dari kungkungan tubuh dan pikiran, kungkungan tradisi dan keluarga, kungkungan norma dan agama, hingga dominasi ekonomi dan belenggu kekuasaan.

Maryam

Novel Maryam meraih Anugerah Khatulistiwa Literary Award 2012.

Sebuah kisah tentang mereka yang terusir karena iman di sebuah negeri yang penuh keindahan.

Beredar akhir Februari 2012, dengan bonus CD musik 9 lagu dari album “Terbangkan Mimpi”. More

86

Novel “86″ masuk dalam lima besar Khatulistiwa Literary Award 2011.

Apa yang bisa dibanggakan dari pegawai rendahan di pengadilan? Gaji bulanan, baju seragam, atau uang pensiunan?

Arimbi, juru ketik di pengadilan negeri, menjadi sumber kebanggaan bagi orang tua dan orang-orang di desanya. Generasi dari keluarga petani yang bisa menjadi pegawai negeri. Bekerja memakai seragam tiap hari, setiap bulan mendapat gaji, dan mendapat uang pensiun saat tua nanti.

Arimbi juga menjadi tumpuan harapan, tempat banyak orang menitipkan pesan dan keinginan. Bagi mereka, tak ada yang tak bisa dilakukan oleh seorang pegawai pengadilan.

Dari seorang pegawai lugu yang tak banyak tahu, Arimbi ikut menjadi bagian orang-orang yang tak lagi punya malu. Tak ada yang tak benar kalau sudah dilakukan banyak orang. Tak ada lagi yang harus ditakutkan kalau semua orang sudah menganggap sebagai kewajaran.

Pokoknya, 86!

*) Diterbitkan Gramedia Pustaka Utama, Maret 2011

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