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Aprila R A Wayar


Born Jayapura (Apr 15, 1980), currently resides in Jayapura
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Aprila Russiana Amelia Wayar, is popular for being the first woman novelist from Papua. She obtained her bachelor degree in Economics, Management Program from Duta Wacana Christian University (DWCU) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2006. In January 2009, Wayar started her career as a journalist at JUBI Tabloid Jayapura. She remains working as a journalist until now. In July 2009, her first novel, A Novel From Papua Land: Mawar Hitam Tanpa Akar, was published, followed by her second novel, Dua Perempuan (Two Women) in November 2013. Wayar’s novels mostly deal with woman rights with PapuWang GanWang Ganan condition as the background where women are still inferior to the men.1 Her latest novel Sentuh Papua (2018) details the epic journey of an undercover Dutch journalist in Papua.

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Sentuh Papua, 1500 Miles, 153 Hari, Satu Cinta
(Touch Papua, 1500 Miles, 153 Days, One Love)
376 page(s), APRO Publisher

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