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Negeri 5 Menara

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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  12,298 ratings  ·  1,181 reviews
Alif lahir di pinggir Danau Maninjau dan tidak pernah menginjak tanah di luar ranah Minangkabau. Masa kecilnya adalah berburu durian runtuh di rimba Bukit Barisan, bermain bola di sawah berlumpur dan tentu mandi berkecipak di air biru Danau Maninjau.

Tiba-tiba saja dia harus naik bus tiga hari tiga malam melintasi punggung Sumatera dan Jawa menuju sebuah desa di pelosok Jaw
Paperback, 432 pages
Published August 2009 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published July 2009)
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Aug 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This novel is the first book written by A. Fuadi. Negeri 5 Menara is inspired by the true story of the writer when he lives in an Islamic boarding school located in East Java. It's published in 2009.

The main character of this novel is Alif Fikri Chaniago. He is from Maninjau, West Sumatra, and he never goes far from his village. When he has finished his education in a Madrasah Tsanawiyah (an Islamic school which has the same level with Junior High School) his dream is to continue his education i
Retno Ningsih
Apr 20, 2013 rated it did not like it
for me, this book is boring. sorry, tapi emang kurang greget. didn't give me any surprise. ...more
Mr. Banks
Feb 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This book was given to me by a patron in a coffee shop in Indonesia. It was during my first week of my travels to Asia, and my first stop was in Bali, Indonesia. During this week, I had become a regular at a coffee shop down the street from me. Everyday, I would go grab my morning coffee and speak to the Indonesian coffee owners about life in Indonesia, travelling, and, obviously, the beauty of coffee. The coffee shop was named Bahasa, a term in Indonesian that means language or dialect. This sh ...more
Riska Purnama
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Man jadda wajada, he who gives his all will surely succeed", is the powerful phrase that appears in the first page of Ahmad Fuadi's book.

The book that has 'Negeri 5 Menara' as the Indonesian title focussed on the experience of six persons from six different cities in Indonesia (Alif, Baso, Raja, Dulumajid, Atang, and Said) which study in Madani Pesantren Gontor in East Java. The punishment that they accept at the very first day in MP make them united and become close friends and called their
Kamila Muyasarah
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Quite surprised! this book tells a lot of things that i don't know about "Pesantren Modern". And turned out, i really knew nothing about what and how life in pesantren is, hehe. This book not only opens my mind, but also have made me fall in love with Pesantren's life, it's system and the people there. Two things that i love the most about the book are the way Fuadi described Anak Pesantren's mundane schedules in detail (it makes me feel like i'm doing what Alif was doing) and also the words he ...more
Aldo Fajar
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great book to read. I thought it was going to feel like "Laskar Pelangi" kind of nuance, but it reminded me more of the Harry Potter series. Pondok Madani is Hogwarts, Alif is Potter, and Kiai Rais is Dumbledore. Only there is definitely no villain here. Everyone is a good person. The story would inspire readers about importance of education, sincerity, and strong will. Hard works will pay off.

The story also flows very naturally, inpiring without judging, joking without insulting. There is st
Rizal Budi
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
This is a great story!

It tells us about the life of santri in one of religion boarding schools in East Java. Such islamic boarding school is called 'Pesantren' and the students are called 'santri'. Girls and boys go to different schools and they cannot study together. Mostly they learn religion and its practice. They are expected to become religion teachers once they are graduated.

People often think that these schools are of 'second quality' in compare to the public schools, let alone the priva
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely brilliant narration of a childhood with cultural and religious references. Man jadda wajada keeps recurring throughout the book. Cannot wait for the translation of the second and third parts.
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the book in Indonesian and I think the author has done very well on translating it into English, not losing any of the points and impacts of the original script. I can't wait for the 2 sequels to also be translated so it can be more accessible for my friends to read. ...more
Abdullah Shams
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice introduction to Indonesian culture. Really seattle on on introducing across the country, regions, local culture, food and motivations.

Really like it, its a really relax read, goes without saying the writer has a taste for some drama :P
Arsenio Wicaksono
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
AF. I never thinking about it. But suddenly I realize it was like a subject replacement for Ahmad Fuadi. Inspiring story. Great delivery. 4 stars for this book.
Setyawan Akhtar
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Muhammad Nuzulul  Ilham
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Wandering People
After reading this book, you'll be Motivate to dream big and do something big. Man Shobaro Dzofiro. Man Jadda Wajada!! ...more
Anita Sinaga
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
really good books
Rafi Jauhar
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book had change my mind
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Already fell in love with this book since the first page💛
Eka Rahmiati
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The land of five towers, talk to me about the reality and hope and dream. I found my self in the history. Thats really good books to read
M. R. Royan
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A lot of inspiration
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this, as it gave me some insight into my fellow GWU grad student who wrote it. Thanks Fuadi!
Rais Haris
Need to reread
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Inspirational book.
Jan 18, 2021 rated it liked it
I personally think this book is quite entertaining and inspiring. However, I prefer reading nonfiction book as this book is fiction, sadly.
Muhamad Prakoso
Feb 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I've red this book when getting to islamic boarding school. how author illustrate his experience is really make me miss my school. wanna cry ...more
Mar 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Meaningful book, a lot of motivate quotes.
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
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“We used to sell mold, now we sell gold. We used to be ignored and now we are hunted.”

“We were equipped with three old typewriters, two small tap recorders, one camera and bursting enthusiasm.”

I would like to start by saying that I am a huge fan of fantasy and not very fond of other genres, such as contemporary, sci-fi and romance. I do read them though just not as often. I would also like to say that I was very surprised by how
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Fakhriah  Fitria
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This is the first novel written by Ahmad Fuadi and was published back in 2009. This novel is inspired by his own experience when he was studying at Pondok Modern Gontor, East Java.

This book is about how Alif, who came from a small village in West Sumatra, have to left home after he finished middle school for his next education. His dream was to get into public school in West Sumatra so that he can go to one of the top university in Indonesia. On the other hand, his mother, who always dreamed th
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Fuadi lahir di nagari Bayur, sebuah kampung kecil di pinggir Danau Maninjau , tidak jauh dari kampung Buya Hamka. Ibunya guru SD, ayahnya guru madrasah.

Lalu Fuadi merantau ke Jawa, mematuhi permintaan ibunya untuk masuk sekolah agama. Di Pondok Modern Gontor dia bertemu dengan kiai dan ustad yang diberkahi keikhlasan mengajarkan ilmu hidup dan ilmu akhirat.

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