International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Motivational Messages to Improve Performance in Negeri Lima Menara (The Land of Five Towers) Novel
Muhammad Salman Palewai, Siti Rugayah Hj. Tibek, Fariza Md. Sham, Zulkefli Aini, Sri Rahmayana Syam

Negeri Lima Menara (The Land of Five Towers) novel, A.Fuadiā€™s work, has received several awards including a 2010 Khatulistiwa Nominations Award, Favorite Fiction Authors and Books in 2010 by Anugerah Pembaca Indonesia. The novel was first printed in July 2009 and up to March 2012 has been the fifteenth edition. The novel is not only a work of fiction but it can also be categorized as motivational book, hence it is taken from a true story (the author of life's journey) although it has been added with some imagination. He, as alumni of the Islamic boarding school, is very aware of the obligation to preach (dakwah) by the art. Thereby, he makes Novel as a media in spreading pure values. This research aims to convey a message dakwah in the novel. This study found that the content of this novel is full of dakwah messages, but the emphasized message here are the eagerness and discipline for achievement.

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