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Mother is penned by Asma Nadia (fiction/nonfiction writer; Indonesia), the author of 49 books, of which three have been adapted for the screen.  Nadia contributes regularly to the daily Republika , which named her one of the seven most influential people in Indonesia for 2010. A co-founder of Forum Lingkar Pena, and Komunitas Bisa Menulis, which helps youth become writers, she is also a frequent campaigner in the “Indonesian Women Write” movement, and an organizer of 123 Rumah Baca, which provides free reading rooms for youth.  She was invited to attend the International Writing Program in Iowa, 2013.  Asma Nadia is married with 2 children. She is also a member of Muslimah Writers Alliance.

Website: http://www.tokoasmanadia.com




I want to take you

to your dream house

where God’s beauty shines

from within

and millions sing of His greatness


but Mother

my hands are too weak

and my power

is like a wisp of wind

through bedrocks



your dream house

who knows when I will hand it over

but it is always in my prayers.




Copyright © 2014, Asma Nadia, The Muslimah Speaks: Her Voice, Her Spirit