It gives me great pleasure to tell you that my book ”THIS HOME WAS NEVER MINE” is finally out. The book is a true story on the religious persecution of one religious minority family in Lombok, Indonesia.
The book is now available as both e-book and paperback. I am self publishing the whole thing, financed the whole research, edit and even did the illustration myself, so it means a great deal to me that you buy this work that I am most proud of.
You can order the paperback for $15 (plus shipping) via Amazon
Or if you live in Indonesia, you can order a paperback copy for Rp 120,000 (plus shipping) via NulisBuku.com
You will also help by leaving comments and testimonials on the Kindle and Google Stores. By doing this, you stand a chance to win free giveaways from me, which I will gladly have delivered no matter where you are.
Curious to know more about my book?
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Just two hours before he dies, Nasipudin’s father prophesies that there would be chaos. But those he shares this prophecy with never expect that a wave of religious intolerance would sweep through the land leaving their homes in ruins. They never imagine that they would be driven from their land by their own families and neighbors, forced to live as refugees under constant fear and uncertainty.
They never expect that their families would be torn apart, dreams ruined, with despair, tragedies and lost abound. But they also never expect to find love, betrayal, adventure, bliss and togetherness.
Based on the real life accounts of dozens of survivors, “This Home Was Never Mine” is a literary non-ficiton which retraces the life of one Ahmadiyya (a Muslim minority sect) family from Lombok, Indonesia from how people began treating them differently, systematically driven from their homes, forced to live in a strange new place, endures harassments and discrimination with no government protection, placed in an abandoned government building where they remain to this day.
“This Home Was Never Mine” also deals with how the family copes with separation, how they painstakingly rebuild their lives only to have their homes attacked again, how a cowardice son forced to man up and confront his fears, how a childish daughter forced to become a woman and deals with her non-Ahmadi in-laws as they tried to bribe her into leaving her new husband.
The book tells a story of the intrepid and rebellious fourth son who selfishly and recklessly tries to make his way to Australia by boat while doing little to feed his family. And how the second daughter has to work hard to rebuild her life, she loses her pregnancy.
The book also discusses how religious extremism and hard-line groups flourishes in Indonesia, once a model for religious tolerance and diversity. How intolerants are emboldened by weak governments and the inaction of people sworn to uphold the law, how clerics fan hatred and provoking their followers to commit heinous acts of violence and stay in the shadows and how powerful elites profit from chaos and instability. How years of negligence to their plight paved the way for more religious violence targeting other minority groups.
Thank you so much for your kind support. It is nice to reconnect with you. Support indie authors around the world today!
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