Abidah El Khalieqy

Writer


She was born in Jombang (Mar 01, 1965), and currently lives in
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Abidah El Khalieqy was born in 1965 in Jombang, East Java. This graduate of Ma’had Modern Putri PERSIS Bangil, Pasuruhan and IAIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta began to write in her youth and has been very productive throughout her career. She has published nine novels, most recently Mimpi Anak Pulau (2013), two short story collections, and the poetry collection Ibuku Laut Berkobar (1997). Her novel Perempuan Berkalung Sorban was adapted for the screen and won several awards. Genijora was judged Best Novel in a contest sponsored by the Jakarta Arts Council in 2003. Abidah’s work gives a voice to women, including victims of polygamy and domestic violence, whom she feels are still often marginalized in Indonesia. Her work has been widely anthologized and she has received numerous awards for her work.1


  1. Words Without Borders 


Book(s)


Geni Jora & Other Texts
Collection of Short Stories
138 page(s), BTW Books
Mataraisa
(Eye of Raisa)
Novel
351 page(s), Araska Publisher
Nirzona
Novel
332 page(s), LKiS
Geni Jora
Novel
272 page(s), Qanita


Work(s) in Translation




Also Mentioned in ...


Myth and History: Writing from Indonesia by John H. McGlynn - Words Without Borders (Aug 01, 2015)
A many-headed machine by Hendrik Maier - Inside Indonesia (Jul 17, 2015)
New aromas by Meghan Downes - Inside Indonesia (Jul 17, 2015)