The Mystical Path of Badrul Mustafa
- About the Book
The Mystical Path of Badrul Mustafa is a collection of poetry that follows various narratives of Badrul Mustafa. Heru’s poems alternate from Badrul absurdly seeking truth from horse turds and unresponsive coconut trees to expressing contrarily sincere, symbolic confessions. The explanatory footnotes attached to the poems provide a satisfying depth to the cultural nuances of Heru’s home province, Minangkabau.
- Heru Joni Putra was born in Payakumbuh, West Sumatra in 1990. He graduated with a degree of English Literature at Andalas University, West Sumatra and then studied cultural sciences at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta. His first book of poetry Badrul Mustafa Badrul Mustafa Badrul Mustafa won Tempo’s 2017 Featured Artist Award.