Saduran dari buku Namaku Mata Hari karya Remy Sylado – Gramedia Pustaka Utama 2010 – ISBN: 978-979-22-6281-0.
My Name is Mata Hari tells the story of the infamous dancer and courtesan who began as Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, a young Dutch woman who married the older Rudolph MacLeod, a military officer, and traveled with him to the Dutch East Indies. Claiming her mother’s Javanese ancestry she changed her name to Mata Hari, Malay for “eye of the day.”
As Mata Hari danced on stages across Europe and the Middle East, she took many high-ranking military and government officials as her lovers. At the end of a tumultuous life, convicted of espionage yet sustained by her pride, she said, “I am a genuine courtesan. And I am a dancer in the true sense.”