Dissecting ‘Nirzona’, a love story narrated through Aceh’s social and cultural contexts

All Things Books / Review

About Nirzona, Nirzona (A Love Story),
Written by Aly D. Musyrifa, and was originally published in Jakarta Post,
Feb 21, 2017

Reading Nirzona, a novel by Indonesian writer Abidah El Khalieqy, may supply us with a deeper understanding of love and differences, and at the same time may also strengthen our feelings of national unity, which seems to have decreased, recently.

In the vague global culture, Nirzona is a clear literary contribution to the world of civilization as it reminds us of the significance of humanity, of love, by showing its spiritual and transcendental dimensions.

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