Pertama kali saya melihat Okky Madasari di sebuah panel literatur, saya kira dia artis: Ternyata beliau adalah penulis beberapa novel, yang salah satunya berjudul Entrok. Entrok pun diterjemahkan ke dalam Bahasa Inggris dengan judul The Years of the Voiceless. Arti “entrok” itu sendiri adalah pakaian dalam wanita/bra, itulah mengapa sampul novel Entrok menampilkan seseorang yang […]Read more "Entrok: Novel oleh Okky Madasari"
Holocaust: a genocide in which some six million European Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler‘s Nazi Germany (source: Wikipedia) Attempting to tell his father’s stories during the Holocaust, Art Spiegelman decided to draw 2 series of cartoon with only animals as the characters. The cartoon depicts the Jews as mice (hence the title Maus, which means ‘mouse’), Germans […]Read more "maus: an easy understanding of the holocaust through cartoon"
Menurut dosen filsafat Universitas Indonesia, Gadis Arivia, feminisme haruslah inklusif dan majemuk. Pada dasarnya, ideologi feminisme harus mengacu kepada interseksionalitas yang mencakup setiap gender, etnis, dan seksualitas. Seseorang bukanlah feminis apabila ia mendukung hak wanita karir tetapi mencemooh, biasanya dengan dasar-dasar gamblang agamawi, pilihan wanita panggilan dalam mengekspresikan seksualitasnya. Seseorang bukanlah feminis apabila ia mendukung […]Read more "Perempuan Penembus Batas (Majalah Tempo) dan Interseksionalitas Feminisme"
(Keep in mind that I’m only 19, you may disagree with my naive perspectives) The Diary of Anne Frank is an amazing read for those who want to comprehend the activities of Jews during their hiding from Nazi Germany. However, the whole point of the novel is only about hiding behind a bookshelf. Because Anne left her […]Read more "What really happened in Jewish concentration camps during the dictatorship of adolf hitler"
I read The Diary of Anne Frank when I was 18. I found the novel in my university’s library (though it is specifically built for food-tech & business majors, this particular library provides a handful of great English and Indonesian novels). At that time, I spent most of my time waiting for my next management […]Read more "The Diary of Anne Frank: how Nazi Germany killed the hope of a 15-year-old girl"
A year ago, I listened to Gitanjali Kolanad reading a script of her novel Sleeping with Movie Stars (during a literature panel), which went along like this: “Don’t you hate this part of India?”, I asked the American girl, who also looked out the window while her fingers moved as if covering and uncovering the […]Read more "Sleeping with Movie Stars by Gitanjali Kolanad: Memoir of an Indian Dancer on (mostly) adultery"
On January 11 2017, Carla Diane Hayden — the librarian of Congress — tweeted this picture of her with a 4-year-old little girl: Having read approximately 1000 books, the 4-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana had the opportunity to become “Librarian of the Day” in the Library of Congress. A real child prodigy, Daliyah began to acknowledge […]Read more "Daliyah Marie Arana: the 4-year-old girl who has read 1000 books"