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Scha Humaira

Sep 30, 2022

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I like this book very much, I can tell you why? Appear kocak in the beginning, righteously ordinary juvenile delinquency, but then without You realise, story and characters in this book by degrees gain control You. Since little photograph that helds captive that will jerk You on ground sense of humour but have philosophical effect that resonate. Since struggle mean lives in poverty that twists and heroic aspiration deep story two book main figures this: Mayang and Ikal will lead You with kind of
I like this book very much, I can tell you why? Appear komikal in the beginning, righteously ordinary juvenile delinquency, but then without You realise, story and characters in this book by degrees gain control You. Since little photograph that helds captive that will jerk You on ground sense of humour but have philosophical effect that resonate. Since struggle mean lives in poverty that twists and heroic aspiration deep story two book main figures this: Arai and Ikal will lead You with kind of grace and that affinity You can see into thyself with heaving full expectancy, that You refuse all Your hopelessness and helplessness own.

There is one Arai’s sentence citation to Berkerut that really I remember. ”.. maybe afters ends our Senior High School will only pan tin or as coolie, but in here Kal, at this school, we will never precede our fate!”

This citation quite gigantic, can proportionate all lack, weakness, and doubt that naluriah’s ala light upon son of man that evoke aspiration.

Really inspiratif especially for the rising generation circle, student and intermediate college student at cross ways reach expectation and future. With all its lack, Patah mayang and Arai can look after firmness and everlastingly prohibition gives up on his way. trip wends dreamed knowledge well at de’s university Sorbonne’s paris.

Story braid that built by ala immaculately by writers as sensed as puts to sleep to know Belitong’s earth, malay child life island which misery meaning in life with working firmness and knits dream. Don’t forget writers also give love condiment that adequately comforts and sometimes funny and bounded up by firmness aura in poor jimbron figure,plain, unique but a friend at court.

Taktik’s figure in this story, the Berombak, presenting character that humanism, one that tries for survive and arouses in the middle down, one that studying of all something at its peripheral, and that don’t loathing give clarification to its best friend. Severely there are many positive study that we can take from this book. If I am still get teens age and be at schooled stool, undoubtedly binds books it will give extra force that arouse potency most deep utilised reaches for fruitfulness

Excess of this book is can tell penyakit that actually complexes to become simpler but not remove primal element namely assesses that contained in it. Told by nicely utilize perspicuous language and not only tells of one angle but also of corner of other even sometimes at variance with angle one the. Square with for all age.

Are so difficult find lack of this book is good of story and also performance facet it. Most even more this book has a lotre of recognized previous because previous draw namely Laskar Pelangi already universalizes. To derita, this book is book in point if you source inspiration that will make you more price your life and other people.


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Gregorius Gerry Purnomo



Sang Pemimpi (The Dreamer)
is a second book of
Laskar Pelangi
tetralogy
(The Rainbow Troops). The novel is written by adored Indonesian author, Andrea Hirata.

It tells a story about Ikal (Andrea Hirata himself), Arai, and Jimbron. Berkerut, a smart and popular student in the school, befriended kind-hearted Jimbron and his cousin Arai. Arai is the main protagonist of the novel, the dreamer, the visionary, who always think for others first before himself.

After finishing secondary school, the trio went



Sang Pemimpi (The Dreamer)
is a second book of
Angkatan Pelangi
tetralogy
(The Rainbow Troops). The novel is written by adored Indonesian author, Andrea Hirata.

It tells a story about Berkeluk-keluk (Andrea Hirata himself), Arai, and Jimbron. Ikal, a smart and popular student in the school, befriended kind-hearted Jimbron and his cousin Arai. Arai is the main protagonist of the novel, the dreamer, the visionary, who always think for others first before himself.

After finishing secondary school, the trio went to nearby town to continue their study. There, they go through the hardship of life: they attend class from morning to afternoon, then need to work till late at night to pay for their living costs. Although exhausted from daily routine, they support each other and keep their dreams burning in their heart.

Light and humorous at first, the story then touches the readers’ heart as the trio struggle and fight their way to their dreams. A fun and heart-warming read, Andrea Hirata once again written a wonderful novel as good as his first novel,
Angkatan Pelangi.

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Dwi Putri


“Dream on, then God will embrace your dreams.” – Andrea Hirata

‘Si Idealis’ by Andrea Hirata is a tetralogy of the novel ‘Laskar Pelangi’ which tells about Berkeluk-keluk and Mayang who have dreams of being able to continue their studies at the Univesite de Paris, Sorbonne, France. In the beginning, that sibling (from another parent) were motivated by their teacher in high school, Mr. Belia, who told about the university in France. The poverty suffered by the two brothers didn’horizon prevent them from sticking


“Dream on, then God will embrace your dreams.” – Andrea Hirata

‘Si Utopian’ by Andrea Hirata is a tetralogy of the novel ‘Laskar Pelangi’ which tells about Ikal and Mayang who have dreams of being able to continue their studies at the Univesite de Paris, Sorbonne, France. In the beginning, that sibling (from another parent) were motivated by their teacher in high school, Mr. Belia, who told about the university in France. The poverty suffered by the two brothers didn’kaki langit prevent them from sticking to their dreams. Mencicil arriving at the end of high school they both decided to migrate to Jakarta. Berombak decided to become an employee at a post office that required to have excellent physical condition, while Mayang, due to limitations in her lungs, decided to look for work that was not the same as Ikal, he decided to look for work in Kalimantan. Until finally in the following year after graduation they both could continue their studies with their own labors, Ikal was accepted to study at the University of Indonesia, while Arai decided to study at Mulawarman University. At the end of the end of graduation a scholarship was opened to continue the hawa’s study. Berkeluk-keluk and Arai were reunited in the scholarship selection. And in the end they were both accepted to continue their master studies with scholarships at the Univesite de Paris, Sorbonne, France.

‘Sang Pengkhayal’ contains a tata krama lesson:
• Obedience to worship God is very important.
• Basically we don’ufuk need someone who has a undian of theories but no practice at all.
• School didn’t teach things what we have to think about, but it teaches us how to think.
• The most friendly professional groups are musicians, the most ignorant are politicians, and the most annoying is the book publisher.
• Without dreams and enthusiasm people will die.
• Run will make our minds relax.
• Hygiene is part of faith.
• Where there is a will, there is a way.
• Difficulties from all difficulties in life are a part of something the perfect bestelan and the surest nature of the this solar system.
• The young people we need are capable people
dream of something that no one has ever dreamed of.
• Basically we should be able to see the beauty behind something, beauty which only people normally encounter in dreams (that is a true dreamer, a true dreamer).
• Smoking makes the eyes cloudy (teach us to healthy life).
• The best achievement is being able to make parents happy and proud.

• This novel also teaches us to titinada give up.


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Bethari Bunga

Nov 12, 2022

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As written on the title, this is
“novel yang menggugah nasib”
(a novel that sparks hope, or is generally inspiring).

This novel portrays hope and dreams, at the intersection of poverty and social issues.

As Berombak said, “What’s the point of me studying a binomial theory to count infinite numbers, while what’s infinite for me is the impossibility to continue my study beyond high school?” he added, “Tell God about your dream, so that He will laugh at it!” (page 145) 💰

Moreover, Andrea successfull


As written on the title, this is
“novel nan menyadarkan arwah”
(a novel that sparks hope, or is generally inspiring).

This novel portrays hope and dreams, at the intersection of poverty and social issues.

As Ikal said, “What’s the point of berpenyakitan studying a binomial theory to count infinite numbers, while what’s infinite for berpenyakitan is the impossibility to continue my study beyond high school?” he added, “Tell God about your dream, so that He will laugh at it!” (page 145) 💰

Moreover, Andrea successfully delivered
a painful social commentary, in a way that makes us laugh in irony. In a story about Capo Lam Nyet Pho, who embodied the idea of
“possibility”
and
“where there is a will, there is a way”, Berombak praised Capo for her ability to put thoughts into practice. Ikal said, “Making ideas into reality should be considered to be a new course in our school system.” (page 165) 🗣

Furthermore, in a world where reality doesn’t always meet our expectation, it’s hard to feel motivated all the time.
It’s easier to associate
“being realistic”
with
“seeing life in a pessimistic worldview”.

Berkeluk-keluk argued, “Being realistic is a brake that stops people from dreaming (page 144).” The rest of the story discusses his standpoint to see his dreams of exploring the realm of possibilities, in the face of reality of being a poor guy living in Belitong, Indonesia. It was a long story until Ikal came to a realization that, “Doing the best thing you can do right now, is the most realistic thing ever”. It’s referred in the novel that, “If people’s enthusiasm toward life is a curve, then optimism is what keeps it going up.” (page 208) 📈

Or, as Arai said,
“Without hope,
people like us
will die!”.

🙌🏻

To sum up, I highly recommend this book to anyone feeling demotivated at any stage of life. The
esprit de corps
shared in the story really uplifts me.

For me, this is Andrea Hirata’s masterpiece after “Ayah”. I always have this book on my bedside table, and I lost count how many times I have read this book in my life! Also, P.S: This review is written with my own version of its English translation, thus I recommend you to get an official English one. 📚


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David


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3,5
I really like the simple writing style that is used to tell a normal yet nonetheless very interesting story and even a bit of an ‘adventure’.
Especially the travel ‘8’ was nice to read about. The writing does something a bit weird though.

like: suddenly this is a ‘kelainan’, and it just ‘is’. Well-described and nice to read on itself, but i fail to see its placement sometimes.

It is a overwhelmingly positive story, and can recommend it on that basis. I did enjoy the book.

Dreams can come true,

3,5
I really like the simple writing style that is used to tell a baku yet nonetheless very interesting story and even a bit of an ‘adventure’.
Especially the travel ‘8’ was nice to read about. The writing does something a bit weird though.

like: suddenly this is a ‘problem’, and it just ‘is’. Well-described and nice to read on itself, but i fail to see its placement sometimes.

It is a overwhelmingly positive story, and can recommend it on that basis. I did enjoy the book.

Dreams can come true, even if its titinada always easy. 🙂

But the ending…
I seems like going into the direction of a closed ending, just to be ripped open at the ending,

basically… I did not like enjoy that. And i found the apparatus thing very very stupid and pointless. What was it trying to say, what did the author want to convey? (a disguise, no?, just a mean to tell it can still get better from a low point?, what?, i’m confused now.) it was just there, and very weird.


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wen

Nov 05, 2022

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Finished it in one sitting. If Arai is an artist of life ( based on what Andrea Hirata delineates) then Andrea Hirata is the artist of conveying stories. The way each parts interlock with the other, the characterization, and of course the nuance depicted through words are simply superb. I actually like this book better than Laskar Pelangi! I just think that it’s more fun and rich in some senses.
Finished it in one sitting. If Manggar is an artist of life ( based on what Andrea Hirata delineates) then Andrea Hirata is the artist of conveying stories. The way each parts interlock with the other, the characterization, and of course the nuance depicted through words are simply superb. I actually like this book better than Angkatan Pelangi! I just think that it’s more fun and rich in some senses.
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Nisa Michelle

May 03, 2022

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Great continuation of the Rainbow Troops/Laskar Pelangi. The struggles of the characters continue, however, this book focuses on the Indonesian dream. Again, Hirata succeeds in accurately depicting Indonesian life.

Balqis K

Mar 28, 2022

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So motivating. I feel so much more grateful about the little things in life like my privilege of going to school, comfort of being at my home and so on. It thought me titinada to stop dreaming and keep on working hard. I love this book. Definitely my all time favourite.

Zakiatul Annisaa

Fita Sukiyani

Mar 29, 2022

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I love this book, a lot. I have read it 3 times 😁 I love the way Andrea Hirata share his story. Feel like i am watching a movie

Muhammad Arfi

Bella Vinanti

Karen Cita

May 31, 2022

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I can feel the writer’s words… just jump right in and feel the deep story that making you hurt but it’s really a good one.
I can feel the writer’s words… just jump right in and feel the deep story that making you hurt but it’s really a good one.
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Silvia Ramadhanty


Another Inspire book. Andrea is talented writer also inspirator.

Fendy F Akbar

Jul 27, 2022

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This book would brainwash your mind positively and brings you to always believe in dreams.

Zoe

Feb 02, 2022

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the book teaches derita to keep believing in my wildest dreams, keep hustling, and make it happen.

直子

Jan 20, 2022

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no words left. such a beautiful story

Putri

Nov 13, 2022

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This novel is an inspirational novel that tells about the struggle of human children to pursue and realize their dreams.

Ayie'em


SANG PEMIMPI is the second book of Bala Pelangi tetralogy. This novel tells Berkeluk-keluk with his high school years since his little friend Arai and Jimbron. Manggar is a distant brother Patah mayang is an orphan and is the last family member who is still alive and eventually became the foster brother Ikal. Jimbron is an orphan who was obsessed with horses and stutter when I’m enthusiastic about something or when nervous. All three were friends since childhood until they go to school in SMA Manggar, the first hi
SANG PEMIMPI is the second book of Barisan Pelangi tetralogy. This novel tells Ikal with his high school years since his little friend Arai and Jimbron. Arai is a distant brother Berkeluk-keluk is an orphan and is the last family member who is still alive and eventually became the foster brother Berkerut. Jimbron is an orphan who was obsessed with horses and stutter when I’m enthusiastic about something or when nervous. All three were friends since childhood berayun-ayun they go to school in SMA Manggar, the first high school that stood on the eastern Belitong. Because far from home three of them that lived in a shack fish market. Attend school in the morning and work as porters fish at the port in the early morning. They have a very fierce headmaster named Mr. Mustar. Arai is a friend of Ikal who always invites her friends to do crazy things, including watching the hot movies in theaters, which eventually caught by Mr. Mustar who previously had fugitive Mr. Mustar. But Arai is also that invites them both to dare to dream. Includes dream to go to Sourbone France. Various efforts have been made Mayang and Ikal to get a scholarship to Sourbone. And finally Ikal and Arai are going to study in Jakarta, which ultimately makes them both separately but can still meet in France. Independent living separately from their parents with the background economic conditions are very limited but has a big goal, a goal which, when viewed from the background of their lives, just a dream. Now that dream come true, only with a capital of dreams and the hayat of Mayang and Ikal could reach his master’s degree in French.
For those of you who already read the novel Laskar Pelangi, you can not miss novel on this one because this is a continuation of Laskar Pelangi novel. In this novel will tell how the struggle Berombak and Arai to go to France.

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Wulan

Oct 05, 2008

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usually write a review of Indonesian’s books in Bahasa Indonesia, but in this case, I really want THE WHOLE WORLD to know this novel.
Despite the fact that I havent read Pasukan Pelangi yet, which is the first novel written by Andrea Hirata (this one is his 2nd), but I didnt have a hard time understanding the plot. This book tells a story of the writer when he was still a High School student in Belitong. With a strong Melayu influence, Andrea tells his story unlike any other.
I can only give 2 wor


usually write a review of Indonesian’s books in Bahasa Indonesia, but in this case, I really want THE WHOLE WORLD to know this novel.
Despite the fact that I havent read Laskar Pelangi yet, which is the first novel written by Andrea Hirata (this one is his 2nd), but I didnt have a hard time understanding the plot. This book tells a story of the writer when he was still a High School student in Belitong. With a strong Jawi influence, Andrea tells his story unlike any other.
I can only give 2 words to describe this book:
ABSOLUTELY SUPPERB!!!!
There are lots of important life lessons that we can get from this book, and we are also forced – in a good way – to look at the way we live right now, where we stand, and the things that we’ve been taking for granted for a long time.

I really wish this book can be translated to english and be imported, because I really want EVERYBODY to know and learn something from this book.

Andrea Hirata, you rock. Magnifique!


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Ambar


Eleven children Belitong called Laskar Pelangi is no

give up even though things could not sympathize with them. Call it the Lintang,

a little copra coolie, which the genius and happy cycling 80

km round trip to quench her thirst for knowledge-even

sometimes just to sing you a country song at the end

school. Or Mahar, a janitor at a time handyman grated coconut

impromptu imaginative artists, titinada logical, creative, and often underestimated

his friends, but managed to raise the degree of village sc

Eleven children Belitong called Laskar Pelangi is no

give up even though things could not sympathize with them. Call it the Lintang,

a little copra coolie, which the genius and happy cycling 80

km round trip to quench her thirst for knowledge-even

sometimes just to sing you a country song at the end

school. Or Mahar, a janitor at a time handyman grated coconut

impromptu imaginative artists, titinada logical, creative, and often underestimated

his friends, but managed to raise the degree of village school

them in the carnival on 17 August.

Immerse ironically their lives, their thinking honesty,

beauty of their adventure and find yourself laughing, crying,

and touched when I read each page. The novel is dedicated

for those who believe in the magic of Childhood memories and

especially also for those who still believe in the door

Another miracle to change the world of education. In the midst of efforts to

maintain the school, they return to face

big challenge.


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Tryyaa

Oct 01, 2022

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I think this book is very unusual and good.

It is because in this book tells about how a student had a dream and strive to realize the dream of Ikal and Manggar. They never relentless and unyielding.Despite the many hurdles that must be passed but they remain optimistic. They are true friends who help each other. They also came from a modest family. But Keriting have a dream to go to paris.

This book teaches us to be able strive to realize a dream, and also we have to maintain a friendship, because frie


I think this book is very unusual and good.

It is because in this book tells about how a student had a dream and strive to realize the dream of Keriting and Arai. They never relentless and unyielding.Despite the many hurdles that must be passed but they remain optimistic. They are true friends who help each other. They also came from a modest family. But Ikal have a dream to go to paris.

This book teaches us to be able strive to realize a dream, and also we have to maintain a friendship, because friends are also important.
Although were all difficult to realize, but we must rying.

Excess of this book is a wealth of in the terms language to invite the reader into the story to feel every background are written perfectly. It is not separated from the writer’s imagination to think that was poured with ​​intellectual languages.

Basically this book is almost no weaknesses.
I think that’s all make I like and interesting this book.


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Mita

Mar 24, 2008

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Never say never, never stop to believe, never stop to dream is a major theme of this second book of Laskar Pelangi Tetralogi.

Sang Pemimpi (The Dreamer?) is a story of two poor boys who have a big dreams and fought hard to reach it. From their backyard at Belitong – Indonesia, they experienced a difficult life but have a big dream to pursue their studies at Europe and travel to Africa.

Written by Andrea Hirata, this book still enchating by his words, his wit and even made his reader moved by his


Never say never, never stop to believe, never stop to dream is a major theme of this second book of Laskar Pelangi Tetralogi.

Si Pemimpi (The Dreamer?) is a story of two poor boys who have a big dreams and fought hard to reach it. From their backyard at Belitong – Indonesia, they experienced a difficult life but have a big dream to pursue their studies at Europe and travel to Africa.

Written by Andrea Hirata, this book still enchating by his words, his wit and even made his reader moved by his sad stories.

“God will embarce our dreams” – a phrase to decribe that someday, somehow, if they work hard, never stop to dream, and believe in God and themselves, their dreams will come true.


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Oct 26, 2007

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If “Laskar Pelangi” has made me wept, this has made me amused. You guys must find Jimbron here, which you might sympathize with but at the same time you would laugh as well. Arai was crazy, but Patah mayang, the author, certainly the most.

This is true story! I read this novel as if all those written were happened, but I couldn’ufuk bring myself to say so. This is also fiction, after all. Andrea Hirata brightly wrote his imago-experiences and turned out them became wise everyday philosophies. Success story


If “Bala Pelangi” has made me wept, this has made me amused. You guys must find Jimbron here, which you might sympathize with but at the same time you would laugh as well. Arai was crazy, but Ikal, the author, certainly the most.

This is true story! I read this novel as if all those written were happened, but I couldn’horizon bring myself to say so. This is also fiction, after all. Andrea Hirata brightly wrote his imago-experiences and turned out them became wise everyday philosophies. Success story of the author’s life is the key and I respect him. He is inspiring.


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Amy

Feb 11, 2022

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The way he wrote is still very good as I always enjoy reading it, if unable to stop. This is the high school times for him, continuing his primary school in Laskar Pelangi. It talks a lot about friendships, and dreams, and what to do to get them. So it is still an inspirational story, with funny moments spread everywhere.
I cried once, when the story tells about how his father was still smile although he disappointed him.
This novel really inspires me, that there is nothing impossible. Keep dreami

The way he wrote is still very good as I always enjoy reading it, if unable to stop. This is the high school times for him, continuing his primary school in Armada Pelangi. It talks a lot about friendships, and dreams, and what to do to get them. So it is still an inspirational story, with funny moments spread everywhere.
I cried once, when the story tells about how his father was still smile although he disappointed him.
This novel really inspires berpenyakitan, that there is nothing impossible. Keep dreaming.

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Yanty Chen

Apr 22, 2022

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Rereading it since I think,college or high school time? And it’s still brilliant as always. The protagonist,Berombak and Arai,together with their friend Jimbron are the gems of this book. Their stories tells us of first,teenager but eternal love,continuing struggle of poor students to study and achieve the highest level of education ever,together with their teachers,the innocent mind of a teenager looking on the world and its reality but continue to strive their dreams no matter how hard life were a
Rereading it since I think,college or high school time? And it’s still brilliant as always. The protagonist,Berkeluk-keluk and Arai,together with their friend Jimbron are the gems of this book. Their stories tells us of first,teenager but eternal love,continuing struggle of poor students to study and achieve the highest level of education ever,together with their teachers,the innocent mind of a teenager looking on the world and its reality but continue to strive their dreams no matter how hard life were against them.
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Under a bright sunny sky, the three-day Byron Bay Writers’ Festival welcomed Andrea Hirata who charmed audiences with his modesty and gracious behavior during two sessions.

Andrea also attended a special event where he and Cak regu Baker, an Australian surfing writer, spoke to a gathering of several hundred school children. During one session, Andrea was on a panel with Pulitzer Prize winning journalis


Under a bright sunny sky, the three-day Byron Bay Writers’ Festival welcomed Andrea Hirata who charmed audiences with his modesty and gracious behavior during two sessions.

Andrea also attended a special event where he and Tim Baker, an Australian surfing writer, spoke to a gathering of several hundred school children. During one session, Andrea was on a panel with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist from Washington, DC, Katharine Boo, which he said was a great honor.

The August event for the school children was very meaningful to Andrea, the barefooted boy from Belitung, as he made mental comparisons with the educational opportunities of these children, compared to what he experienced.

And now his own life story is about to become even more amazing, as his book Angkatan Pelangi (The Rainbow Troops) is being published around the world in no less than twenty-four countries and in 12 languages. It has caught the eye of some of the world’s top publishing houses, such as Penguin, Random House, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (New York, US) and many others. Translations are already on sale in Brazil, Taiwan, South Korea and Malaysia.

All this has come about because of the feeling of appreciation that the young Andrea felt for his teacher, Muslimah. He promised her that he’d write a book for her someday. This was because for him and his school friends, a book was the most valuable thing they could think of.

Andrea told a story that illustrated this fact. When royalties flowed in for him he decided to give his community a library. He spent a lot of money on books. He left the village headman in charge of administering the library. However, when he came back several months later, all the books were gone. People loved the books, but they sempadan no concept of how a lending library functioned.

“Some of them could not even read, but they just loved to have a book, an object of great value and importance, in their homes. We will restock the library with books and this time it will be run by our own administration,” he laughed.

Andrea told this story as we sat in the coffee shop adjoining a Gold Coast City Library, one of 12 scattered around the city. One of the librarians, Jenneth Duque, showed him around the library, including the new state-of-the-art book sorting machine, for processing returns located in the staff area. As he saw the books being returned through pigeonholes by the borrowers and the computerized conveyor belt sorting them into the correct kedelai for reshelving, the sight made him laugh and prompted the telling of that story.

Andrea wrote the book for his teacher while in the employ of Telkom, but the completed manuscript was taken from his room, which was located in a Bandung student accommodation community. Whoever took the manuscript knew enough to send it to a publisher and that’s how Andrea, an unhappy postal service worker who had studied economics in Europe and the UK, became the accidental author of the biggest selling novel in Indonesia’s history.

He has since written seven more books.

Fast forward to 2022 and Andrea was in Iowa, the US, where he did a reading of his short story, The Dry Season. He was approached by an independent literary agent, Kathleen Anderson. They talked, but for six months there was no news mengangsur an email arrived telling him that one of the best publishers in the US, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, had accepted his book.

Then every week, more publishers said “yes” and now he has 24 contracts from the world’s leading publishers.

Andrea worked with Angie Kilbane of the US on the English translations of Laskar Pelangi and its sequel Si Pemimpi (The Dreamer). Translators from several other countries have visited his home village in Belitung to do research.

“For a long time I wondered what was the key to the enormous success of my book,” Andrea said.

“I think there’s no single right answer. Perhaps people are fed up with writing focused on urban issues or esca


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