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Looking forward to welcoming author Nuril Basri to 🇬🇧 next week. #monsoonbooks #indonesianauthor #indonesianliterature @nurilkaka ...

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Posted @withrepost • @idwriters Book cover designs for two books written by Indonesian authors and translated into English by @mosoonbooks: Not A Virgin, written by @nurilkaka and Harvesting the Storm by John Waromi. We made two designs for each book (the unchosen one is called #killedcover, this is not a voting! 😅) with a concept in mind, that we wanted a dark, distinctive color palette while also maintaining simplicity and elegance. Each concept also shares similar backbone with different approach and styles of illustration.
For the first option of Not A Virgin, we used negative space to show a wing and a silhouette of a face of a man. This shows two sides of each characters, how desperately they want each of their sides to become a whole part of who they are but sometimes they can’t. (P.S. this correlates to the story!) and for Harvesting The Storm, we went a little bit more modern and simplistic by showing just the ocean and the coconut a coconut floating in the ocean.
For the killed cover, we illustrated a picture of an ordinary guy falling, with a silhouette of his wings for Not A Virgin, and we explored the traditional ornament style of a fabric that was included in the book, making and illustration of a tree with a coconut floating in the ocean for Harvesting The Storm.

Thank you for the opportunity, @monsoonbooks! These books are currently available in Waterstone and Foyles if you’re in UK, at Kinokuniya and at Periplus if you are in Indonesia!

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Posted @withrepost • @periplus_jawatengah MATARAM
a novel of love, faith, and power in early Java 📝 Anthony Reid

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Posted @withrepost • @nurilkaka Holding Not a Virgin UK edition for the first time!
Thanks @monsoonbooks for the trust and chance given and for realizing one of my many many dreams!

You can get this version in Waterstones and Foyles if you're in the UK, at Kinokuniya if you're in KL or in Periplus if you're in Indonesia!
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Posted @withrepost • @litteredwithbooks thank you to everyone who came out for our book reading/signing session yesterday with John Greenwood! we hope you had an enjoyable time. a couple of signed copies are still available in-store ☺️
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Great to see these two Indonesian authors in Kinokuniya KLCC Malaysia. Posted @withrepost • @kino.kl Asian Literature new arrival.
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Posted @withrepost • @localbookssg Malaya, 1924: Guy is a colonial administrator in charge of Kluanak, a remote district deep in the jungle. Nony is Guy’s concubine. She is Malay, and together they have three mixed-race children.⠀
But when Guy returns to England on leave, he marries Rose. The three are then entangled in vines of secrecy and lying; they are snagged by thorns of bribery and blackmail, and caught in sticky webs spun from poisonous ultimatums. Can they emerge unscathed? ⠀
Find out in Circumstance, Rosie Milne's first book in a trilogy of Somerset Maugham-inspired colonial tales.⠀

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Posted @withrepost • @tripfiction Truth and lies in the jungle of 1920s MALAYA “Circumstance” by Rosie Milne “...evocative of time and place...” #malaya #malaysia #tripfiction #travel #amreading #armchairtraveler #armchairtravel #bookphotography #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #amreading #bookstagramfeature #lovebooks #triplit #travelbook #travelbookchat #literarywanderlust #literarytravel #travelbybook #circumstance #rosiemilne #literature #novel #bibliophile #fiction #instafiction #bookreviewer #monsoonbooks ...

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Monsoon Books ‘staff’ take to rollerblades to speedily prepare a pallet of books for Periplus in Indonesia #monsoonbooks #indonesia #indonesianliterature #tyktwd #takeyourkidstoworkday @periplusid #periplus ...

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Posted @withrepost • @thestudentofliterature #BookReview: Iban Woman by Golda Mowe
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Iban Woman presents the story of Ratai, who is not so much a woman as regards the social meaning of the word. She is more skilled at hunting than at weaving skirts. War expeditions interest her more than sowing the paddy with other woman of her longhouse.
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This book is at once a journey through the very intriguing Iban culture, and Ratai’s quest tofind a balance between her desire to be the perfect Iban woman and her lust for adventure. While reading this book, I was reminded of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart at several points.
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I enjoyed reading this book throughout except one or two parts and that's because I’m not a fantasy person. But that is a personal issue. So most readers will love this book.
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Thank you @monsoonbooks for the #reviewcopy.
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#QOTD: Since I'm back here after a really long break, I would like to know your favourite read of this year, so far?
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Philip and Leslie of Monsoon Books and Pansing Distribution Singapore are teleported from London to Borobudur temple in Java thanks to a clever camera at the Indonesian pavilion in London Book Fair #monsoonbooks #londonbookfair #londonbookfair2019 #britishcouncil #indonesia #borobudur #java #bekraf ...

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“Cigarette Girl” by Ratih Kumala on display at the Indonesian pavilion in London Book Fair #monsoonbooks #londonbookfair #londonbookfair2019 #britishcouncil @gadiskretek ...

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Indonesian authors Agustinus Wiboyo, Dee Lestari and Seno Gemira Ajidarma discuss identity and literature with Louise Doughty at The British Library. Fantastic to see so many Indonesian writers and publishers in London for the book fair. #monsoonbooks #londonbookfair #londonbookfair2019 #britishlibrary #britishcouncil ...

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