John Waromi was born in 1960 in Hollandia, now Jayapura, in West Papua. After studying law at Cenderawasih University, he moved to Jakarta in 1986 and joined Indonesia’s most famous dramatic troupe, Rendra’s “BengkelTeater”. As an actor he performed throughout Indonesia as well as touring New York, Japan and Korea. John was invited to the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in 2006, followed closely by an invitation to the Balinale International Film Festival, also in Bali, and the Northern Territory Writers Festival, in Darwin, Australia. He now lives and writes in his home province.
|Size||14 x 21.5 cm|
The first-ever novel by a Papuan author, this story of generosity, greed, and resilience follows the friendship of Andevavait, a tide-pool blenny; Bohurai, a greedy toad-fish; and Anggereai, an observant striped-crab, as they adventure amongst tidal rock-pools and upon the shore. In this ecological parable, John Waromi shows the effects of “harvesting the storm” and reaping the results of actions beyond our control. He sheds light on not only the ecology of the southern Papuan coast but also the lives of its people and their culture that has always sustained natural diversity and maintained a balance with nature over the centuries.
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