Si Kancil from Batavia by Bani Ga

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“Si Kancil from Batavia” tells the story of a street child from Batavia and a sold slave who are bound by an unshakable friendship. Together they fight against the dangers and obstacles they face in life to gain their freedom.

The book, “Si Kancil from Batavia” is not just a literary work; it’s a labor of love that gave me the opportunity to tell a story that has been with me for years. It’s a narrative about the power of friendship, the resilience of the human spirit, and the belief in the goodness of the world.

What inspired you to write the book?

The inspiration for this book came from a deep conviction: that stories have incredible power. They have the ability to touch our hearts, make us reflect, and transport us to a world that might otherwise remain closed to us. Writing “Si Kancil” was my way of harnessing this power to convey a message that is dear to me.

The story of Si Kancil begins in the streets of Batavia, a city where life is tough, and those living on the streets are often overlooked. Si Kancil, a young street child, had no family, no home, and no prospects for a better future. His survival depended on his ability to navigate the streets of this vibrant city. But amid all the misery and loneliness, he found something valuable – friendship.

The central character, Si Kancil, is a child of the streets who bravely confronts the adversities of life.

However, he is not alone. By his side is Sari, a courageous waitress who is determined to help him. Their relationship is a shining example of the power of friendship, which can offer hope even in the darkest of times.

The idea for “Si Kancil” came to me as I observed the world around me and heard the stories of people who survived in the most challenging conditions. These people displayed extraordinary resilience and unwavering determination to improve their lives. Their stories, struggles, and triumphs inspired me and compelled me to write about their experiences.

During the writing process, I discovered how important it is to tell stories that emphasize the value of friendship and humanity. “Si Kancil” is a tribute to all those who, against all odds, believe in their dreams and convictions. It is a plea that even in the darkest hours, the light of friendship can shine.

What is your target audience for the book?

My target audience for this book is diverse. I believe that “Si Kancil” can appeal to both young and adult readers. For young people, the story can be a source of inspiration, encouraging them to pursue their dreams and overcome obstacles. For adults, it offers an opportunity to reflect on the significance of friendship and unity.

What do you hope readers could get out from your book?

What I hope from my readers is that after reading “Si Kancil,” they don’t just take away a touching story but also a message of hope and courage in their hearts. I hope that they translate the values of friendship and humanity into their own lives and positively impact the world around them.

What are your future goals/plans for the book?

The future of “Si Kancil” holds many possibilities. I dream that this story continues to reach and inspire people worldwide. Perhaps there will be sequels or companion works to continue the journey of Si Kancil and his friends. My goal is for “Si Kancil” to become a topic of conversation about friendship and unity, and I look forward to sharing this journey with my readers.

The story of Si Kancil is not just a narrative on paper; it’s a reflection of the human spirit and the tireless power of friendship. Words alone cannot fully capture the magic of this story, but they can serve as an invitation to enter this world and embark on a journey with Si Kancil and Sari that pushes the boundaries of our imagination.

About the Author

My name is Bernhard Gaum, and I was born in the year 1982. My educational journey led me to the successful completion of my studies in the field of industrial engineering with a focus on electrical engineering and informatics, which I accomplished with a distinguished diploma. Over the years, I have dedicated my professional life to roles as a consultant and manager in renowned companies, continuously expanding my experience and expertise.

Additional facet of my academic pursuits

I also achieved my Master of Business Administration (MBA) with outstanding performance. This versatile education not only empowered me to operate in various business environments but also inspired me to share my thoughts and insights in written form. As an author and ghostwriter, I have authored several works, including both technical treatises and non-fiction books. These writing projects were not only professional challenges but also opportunities to share knowledge and inspiration with a broader audience.

My passion for magic has accompanied me for two decades.

The world of magic captivates me with its ability to whisk people away from the ordinary and into a realm of carefreeness and enchantment. The art of magic allows me to enthuse people and transport them into a world of wonder and astonishment. The ability to break free from the familiar and transport people into a realm of illusion is a gift I hold dear. Bringing moments of joy and amazement to people through my magic brings me happiness. In a world often marked by hustle and routine, I value emphasizing the magic within seemingly small things and offering people the opportunity to detach from their daily lives. This is my way of building a bridge into a world of dreams and fantasy.

Si Kancil from Batavia is available on amazon.


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