Malula

Malula was published in 2010 and is Subhan’s first novel. Widely praised by Indonesian readers, Malula is a captivating spiritual journey of Jennifer Frazer and Wijaya Kusuma.

Originally from two different cultures and religious backgrounds, Jen and Wijaya met and ventured in an everlasting quest of  finding God and understanding the purpose of life, a quest that starts in peaceful Canberra and ends in the serenity of Malula.

Readers Comment on Malula:

“Tak ada kata-kata yang pantas menggambarkan isi buku ini selain “luar biasa!””/”Nothing can describe the book but a word: spellbinding!”-Gita Citra Dewi

“Tidak tau kenapa Ulfa bisa nangis dan terharu pas nyampe bab Flying in A New Direction. Rasanya merinding. Benar-benar 1 buku yg wajib dibaca!”/ “I didn’t know I why I cried after reading the chapter Flying in a New Direction. Goosebumps. A must read!”-Ulfa Thoriq

 

PLEASE NOTE: Despite being received well by Indonesian readers,  it is unfortunate that the small publisher that published Malula has now gone bankrupt and cannot continue the publication of the book into its second print. Subhan is currently working on a project, “The Disciple”, which he plans to complete in the end of 2013.  He is  planning to rework on Malula and he expects to complete it in 2015.

72 thoughts on “Malula

    • thank you for the good wishes, Rachael. You are one generous soul. I am still working on the plot of the Disciple, so hopefully the manuscript of the book is ready sometime this year. Many blessings and much love to you.. :-)

      Subhan Zein

      • You are a wonderful and beautiful soul too.

        I love your tag line….I sculpt the light and slap the thunder. I cuddle the moon and kiss the sun. I am not a prophet with divine miracles. I’m a poet. And a writer.

        So freakin’ awesome. :)

      • Aw, thank you, you are very kind! I am both flattered and humbly thankful. :-) Please take the virtual tour, I hope the posts are not disappointing.. :-)

        Subhan Zein

      • I have already reblogged one of them on my site. So I guess you can take it that I am not disappointed. :) Gotta run, but will be back soon.

        Have a wonderful day/or night – whatever time it is where you are..Oh and I guess you don’t have the accent mate….but I still think you are cool! :)

      • Thank you for reblogging. You are one generous soul. :-) Take care, and looking forward to having you here in the upcoming visits. Have a pleasant evening.. :-)

        Subhan Zein

    • Oh, wow. thank you so much, Sofia. I am working at the moment on a book project that I plan to be a trilogy, and Malula would be something that I would like to rewrite after that. I am now thinking 2016/2017 to be the year when I rework on Malula. Please keep your fingers crossed for me, will ya? :-)

  1. Wuih, si abang keren yak ternyata. Temennya bule semua. Udah gitu penulis novel pula. :D

    Ada versi pdfnya nggak bang? Bagi dong… :D

    • nanti aja, Ra, inshaallah yang versi bahasa Inggrisnya aja yah. Inshaallah aku rencanakan ini ditulis ulang dan dibuat dalam versi bahasa Inggrisnya buat HarperCollins atau Random House, mudah2an inshaallah rampung tahun 2015, biar bisa naik cetak worldwide 2016/2017. Mungkin terjemahan bahasa Indonesianya nanti sama Gramedia. Sekarang aku lagi ngerjain yang lain, The Disciple, mudah2an sampai akhir tahun depan. Sabar yah.. :-D

    • Thank you very much, Vivian. I hope my other posts do not disappoint you. Thank you again for following my blog, many blessings and much love to you. :-)

      Namaste,

      Subhan Zein

    • Hello Blubutterflies,

      Thank you very much for your having a faith on me. I am planning to rewrite and publish Malula in English, so I will definitely let you know when it’s available in English. Please bear with me a little while and wish me luck, my dear friend. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. :-)

      Subhan Zein

    • Wah, terimakasih sekali atas kesediaannya Pak Idham mencari. Saya tersanjung. :-) Saat ini Malula sedang dalam proses ditarik dari peredaran Pak Idham, karena sedang ditulis ulang untuk hasil yang inshaallah akan jauh lebih baik.

      Inshaallah ketika sudah diterbitkan kembali nanti postingannya akan saya buat dan Pak Idham secara otomatis mengetahuinya.

      Terimakasih sekali lagi yah dan mohon doanya agar semuanya lancar.. :-)

      Subhan Zein

    • Hi Kenneth,

      Thank you very much for your kind gesture. You are one generous soul. Yes, I will accept the award, but please bear with me for a little while. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. :-)

      Subhan Zein

    • Hi Dakshi,

      Thank you very much for your lovely words. I will let you know when the book is available in English. Many blessings and much love to you. :-)

      Subhan Zein

    • Hi Oster’s Mom,

      Thank you very much. I will let you know when the book is available in English. Many blessings and much love to you. :-)

      Subhan Zein

    • Thank you, Daffodil. I will let you know when the book is available in English. I hope life is treating you well. Many blessings and much love to you, my friend. :-)

      Subhan Zein

    • Thank you, Paula. Thank you for having a faith on me. I have been toying with the idea of rewriting and publishing Malula in English. It’s one of the projects that I will be working on in the next 2-4 years. I will definitely let you know when the book is available in English. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. :-)

      Subhan Zein

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  3. apa aku pernah lihat di toko buku? maaf, tidak begitu memperhatikan. besok lagi kalo ke gramedia aku cari dan beli bukunya. btw aku sedang menyiapkan buku juga bareng seorang kawan. wish me luck ya :)

  4. You will be successful. No Doubt. I love your enthusiasm and it is infectious.

    here is an idea: could you pay someone to translate it for you? Or find a college intern willing to work on it for FREE?

    I want to read this!

    Peace, Jen

    • Hi Jen,

      Thank you very much. The book was well received in Indonesia, but due to unforeseen circumstances the publisher collapses and it hasn’t paid my royalty yet. I know, it is quite frustrating but it’s not going to stop me to keep going with my dreams. Thank you for having a faith on me. I really appreciate that. I’ve been toying with the idea of rewriting and publishing Malula in English, so there you go. It’s another book project for me that I will be doing in the next 2-4 years.

      Thank you again and many blessings and much love to you. :-)

      Subhan Zein

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  6. Subhan, I didn’t know you had written a book! Congratulations to you!! When the day comes that it is published in English I would love to read it. I am thrilled for you. xoxo

  7. congrats! any copies in english yet?
    I’m working on my first novel too :) hope I will be as successful as you
    -Andrea D’Aviera

    • Hi Bella, I am not an accomplished writer yet, not successful yet. But I will one day, hehe. :-)

      Keep striving my friend, one day the door will open for you. :-)

      Subhan Zein

  8. I’m ion love with Asian culture especially eastern Asian and this makes me just want to go buy it!!! How can I become a published author? Or if you can visit my blog to give me pointers I would very much appreciate it :)

    • Hello, thank you very much! We’ve got lots of great authors actually. Have a look at these names: Pramoedya Ananta Toer and Achdiat Kartamihardja. I am an accomplished writer myself but I’d be gladly visiting your blog soon!

      Thank you again, my friend, I wish you a lovely weekend! :-)

      Subhan Zein

    • Thank you very much, I appreciate your comment. And thank you for visiting my blog, your presence is merrily celebrated. :-) Have a joyful ride in here! :-)

      Subhan Zein

    • Hello, my lovely friend! Thank you very much! I really appreciate your wonderful comment! Yes, the book was published in Indonesian in 2010. Despite readers’ appraisal, the small publisher that I have it published with didn’t do a very good job.

      And this has made me wonder to work with a much bigger publisher inshaallah. Hopefully the English translation will appear one day when it gets really successful, so you could find it in one of the book shelves in England. One day. Hehe.

      Wish me luck my friend!

      Subhan Zein

      • It is sad that authors such as you, cannot find a publisher unless they pay for their books up front. Can you publish the whole book on this WordPress blog perhaps by chapter? That may be your best bet to share it with us. Cheers and congratulations in your writing.

      • Oh, my Malula is published in Indonesia. It’s written in Indonesian, not English. I am revising some bits of the book at the moment and once it’s done, hopefully one day the English version will appear. :-)

        Subhan Zein

    • Hello, my lovely friend! Thank you very much! I really appreciate your comment. I hope you will have a joyful ride in each of your visits in my blog. Thank you and have a lovely day, my friend! :-)

      Subhan Zein

  9. Subhan!! I had no idea you have authored a book! Congratulations, my friend. Where can I purchase this treasure in Toronto? Goodness, this awesome Subhan. May you always be blessed with good tidings. I am delighted to know of this book. Cheers.

    • Thank you very much, Shaheen! I really appreciate your wonderful comment! :-) Yes, the book was published in Indonesian in 2010. Despite readers’ appraisal, the small publisher that I have it published with didn’t do a very good job. So I will work on a much bigger publisher inshaallah. Hopefully the English translation will appear one day when it gets really successful, so it is in one of the book shelves in Toronto. One day. Hehe.

      Wish me luck my friend! :-)

      Subhan Zein

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