Angel G.


Angel G. or Angela Githa, is an ordinary girl who has taken her bachelor degree in architecture in Parahyangan Catholic University, yet chose to make a big decision to change directions and follow her passion to be a fiction writer instead by writing a novel. Being a musician, R n’ B female vocalist and raised among many struggling urban artists such as DJs, rappers, street dancers and graffiti artists in local hiphop movement has inspired her to write first street-lit novel, A Street Dream: The Evergreen Architecture. She dedicated the novel as a part of evergreen honesty campaign, to motivate people who are still brave enough to chase dream and those who were lost but come back to live with their purest passions.
You can find her many times crossing the city behind the steering wheel, sucking lollypop and drinking ice cold beer. Or most of the time, behind her laptop.

“This is how you’re gonn’ shoot.
Let ‘em call you either a genius hood, or an alien minded type.
Either a future troop conquering the sky high, or just a bad crook—daydreamer gettin’ hype.
Well just like me, I let ‘em call me whatever they want to call me.

The pain of your story, your dream they call corny, but one thing here you should follow me.
Make belief ‘you’re gonn’ be somebody’, tho’ now they say ‘you’re a what?’
And you ain’t tell me you’re gonn’ flee, for a freedom’s worth
My name is Angel G’, and for f**k’s sake, I can’t be no one but me.”
– One love, Angel G.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing fiction for you?
Writing fiction is just like revealing the unspoken me, the joy of speaking to the world in silence. It gives me space to change something I need to change in a way reality can't destroy. It's like breaking free, once you write words, it's all about your honesty and a better world you wish to build for anyone, to go anywhere in the story, feel many different colorful emotions, and grow your empathy like you're walking in someone else's shoes. It's like being many persons at the same time, feeling their deep seated pain, and being called to change their reality by a power of a pen and imagination. Writing fiction is like a beauty of inspiration which starts from the authors honest imagination to motivate, struggles to change people's fact by telling a lie that's never a lie.
Can you tell more about your own life story and how does it speak behind your first book?
There's nothing so special exactly, I'm just an ordinary girl trying to change her destiny.
I've taken my bachelor degree in architecture, but after graduated, I chose to chase my passion being a fiction writer instead, because that's the best thing my heart can tell, that's something I most enjoy doing, and it's always my dream to change people's life by what I write. People say I'm alien minded type, they keep asking why do I leave my degree I've obtained and choose to write while—you know—it's known that almost no one can make a good living by writing. But ya, all I know is sometimes, it's funny how the life's steering wheel has taken you, and the only thing survive me until now is my heart can't be wrong. no matter how corny, I know I have right to be happy and I'm too precious to live someone else's life.
In the end of the story, that's what inspire me most in choosing my first book theme. I want to tell the whole world that maybe you're just like me—maybe your architecture and mine is bigger than a building, it's about our home, a place where our heart's set.

And—ya—why streetlit? It's because raised among urban artists such as DJs, rappers, street dancers and graffiti artists also has drowned me deep in thought, that street attitude is not always about derogatory terms, curses, clubs, drugs, sex, violence. Take a closer look behind such life and you'll find wonderful humans too, for behind the turntable's vinyl they scratch, the microphones and harsh rhymes they spit, the checkerboard mat where their sneakers dance, or even the city alley wall they bomb, they're keeping that something inside, that these "kids", have rights to dream too.
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Where to find Angel G. online


A Street Dream: The Evergreen Architecture
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,220. Language: Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia). Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Urban
“Just like a dream I ’ve found on the street—tak peduli kau arsitek atau bukan, arsitektur paling agung tetaplah bangunan bernama kehidupan. Penari atau DJ, rapper atau pembalap liar, apapun, all is good, jadilah arsitek untuk kehidupanmu sendiri... Seperti pepohonan evergreen yang selalu hijau, waktu dan musim bisa mengubah segalanya, tapi tidak dengan siapa dirimu sebenarnya...” - Sean Walker

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