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The land of promises

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sun, March 4 2012 | 01:57 pm

PREMIUM It did not take long for former journalist Ahmad Fuadi’s semi-biographical novel Negeri 5 Menara (The Land of Five Towers) to become a best-selling work of fiction.

The novel, which carries a famous mantra man jadda wajada – an Arabic saying which roughly means “whoever does something persistently will succeed”, won the hearts of many bookworms with its positive messages of strong f...