This book distinctly represents a poetic – either in poems or in prose – depiction of Mukomuko in the 1980s through 1990s and other places afterwards. Situated in Bengkulu, Indonesia in the 17th and 18th centuries Mukomuko was one of the major marketplaces in the western coast of Sumatra. It was a melting pot for various ethnic groups and races that involved in trading of commodities and sharing the biological and cultural heritage. Mukomuko shared its history with the Minangkabau, and partly with the British, the Dutch and other ethnic groups or races. The Epilogue stresses an unprecedented twist that it moves from the author’s poetic childhood accounts toward the understanding of identity and searching of ancestry. Mukomuko is the place where the author passed his childhood and teenage life. Those golden years had tremendous impact on his continuous longing to go merantau to foreign lands. From afar, Mukomuko remains his fountainhead; yet, from there he tries to trace the possible ‘ancestral homes’ of his ancestors who had for centuries assimilated with the locals that grew as the core of the Mukomukonese – a cluster of the Minangkabau ethnic group. The remembrance of Mukomuko has inspired him with the idea to explore and introduce the concept of ‘seafaring gene’ in order to comprehend the merantau tradition paramount among the Minangkabau people.