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#35 Burung-Burung Manyar

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Burung-Burung Manyar

Written by Lina Kariim, originally published in Personal Blog

Mar 28, 2023

As my commitment to the world of literacy, I always try to write reviews of books I read in English using Bahasa Indonesia. And since I am going to review an Indonesian book, I will deliberately review the book in English. Burung-Burung manyar is a novel by Y.B. Mangunwijaya which was first published by Djbatan Publishers, Jakarta, in August 1981. The novel is quite long with a thickness of 320 pages. In the front page it is stated that the book is a romance. According to Mangunwijaya’s confession, the book was finished when he was 50 years old. Beside an author himself, he was an architect and also Romo—is father in Javanese terms. Or the calling title given by Catholics in several regions in Indonesia to Catholic priests (pastors).

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