Ahmad Tohari


Born
in Indonesia
June 13, 1948

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Ahmad Tohari is Indonesia well-knowned writer who can picture a typical village scenery very well in his writings. He has been everywhere, writings for magazines. He attended Fellowship International Writers Program at Iowa, United State on 1990 and received Southeast Asian Writers Award on 1995.

His famous works are trilogy of Srintil, a traditional dancer (ronggeng) of Paruk Village: "Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk", "Lintang Kemukus Dini Hari", and "Jantera Bianglala"

On 2007, he releases again "Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk" in Java-Banyumasan language which is claimed to be the first novel using Java-Banyumasan. Toward his effort, he receives Rancage Award 2007. The book is only printed 1,500 editions and sold out directly in the book launch.

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Average rating: 3.98 · 12,714 ratings · 1,589 reviews · 36 distinct worksSimilar authors
Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk

4.16 avg rating — 4,689 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions
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Orang-orang Proyek

3.89 avg rating — 902 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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Lintang Kemukus Dini Hari

4.12 avg rating — 766 ratings — published 1985 — 4 editions
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Bekisar Merah

3.76 avg rating — 784 ratings — published 1993
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Mata yang Enak Dipandang

4.02 avg rating — 688 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Jantera Bianglala

4.11 avg rating — 626 ratings — published 1986
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Kubah

3.72 avg rating — 683 ratings — published 1980 — 5 editions
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Senyum Karyamin

3.90 avg rating — 627 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk: Catat...

4.10 avg rating — 505 ratings — published 1982 — 4 editions
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Di Kaki Bukit Cibalak

3.66 avg rating — 546 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions
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“Mereka mengira dengan melampiaskan dendam maka urusannya selesai. Nah, mereka keliru. Dengan cara itu bahkan mereka memulai urusan baru yang panjang dan lebih genting. Di dunia ini, Nak, tak ada sesuatu yang berdiri sendiri. Maksudku, tak suatu upaya apa pun yang bisa bebas dari akibat. Upaya baik berakibat baik, upaya buruk berakibat buruk.”
Ahmad Tohari, Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk

“Karena saat ini banyak perwira yang ora merwirani lagi. Yang saya maksud dengan perwira adalah parawira, yaitu orang-orang yang tidak merasa kehilangan apapun ketika bersikap hormat dan peduli kepada orang lain. Orang-orang yang tidak merasa rendah ketika meninggikan harkat dan martabat orang lain. Mereka adalah orang-orang yang malu ketika merasa dirinya lebih penting daripada orang lain siapapun orang lain itu.”
Ahmad Tohari, Orang-orang Proyek

“Yang penting, kita telah bersahabat. Persahabatan tidaklah sesempit teka teki silang, bukan?”
Ahmad Tohari

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