Aprila Wayar is a journalist and one of the first female novelists in Papua. She recently released her new novel Rootless Black Rose. The story is set in the historical and political context of West Papua. Aprila skillfully weaves together the stories of a family and provides a compelling picture of the experiences of the Papuans under Indonesian rule. Aprila knows how to arouse empathy in her readers through personal stories. “A must read” according to Jennifer Robinson, human rights lawyer and member of International Lawyers for West Papua.

Rootless Black Rose is currently only available as an e-book through Amazon. Because there are few publishers who can or want to publish her books because of the politically sensitive content, Aprila bears a large part of the costs herself. With your purchase you help her to make future publications possible.