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    Faisal Oddang

ISBN: 978-623-7150-00-8

Excerpts from the novel “Arrived before Departing”

by: Faisal Oddang

These excerpts from Arrived before Departing are melancholy to read. Centralized around a family’s dynamics, this story questions the taboo and issues about sexuality, religious stereotypes, collective ideologies within a community and navigating traditional spiritualism within a modernized world.

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These excerpts from Arrived before Departing are melancholy to read. Centralized around a family’s dynamics, this story questions the taboo and issues about sexuality, religious stereotypes, collective ideologies within a community and navigating traditional spiritualism within a modernized world. ISBN: 978-623-7150-00-8
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Page Count: 126 pages
Faisal Oddang was born in Wajo, South Sulawesi in 1994. He is a novelist, short-story writer and poet whose works have received many literary awards. Oddang was a winner of the 2014 ASEAN Young Writers Award Short Story Writing Competition and his novel Puya ke Puya was announced the best novel of 2015 by Tempo Magazine.
Translator :Marjie Suanda
Marjie Suanda came to Indonesia in 1976 with a scholarship from the Center for World Music in Berkeley, California to further her studies of Javanese traditional dance. And she stayed… Marjie has a master’s degree in English from the University of Washington, and over the years has taught and been an examiner of academic English. During the period of Reformasi, following the fall of former president Soeharto, she became deeply involved in civil society and worked as a program officer for Ashoka Indonesia for ten years. She began translating essays for visual artists in 1997 and now keeps busy translating articles for Tempo English, as well as short stories, poetry and novels for Lontar, Gramedia, and other Indonesian publishers. Marjie lives in Bandung with her husband, ethnomusicologist Endo Suanda.

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Dimensions 11 x 18 cm