About “Bule Hunter: Money, Sex and Love”

I try to explode myth and stereotype about Indonesian women and foreigners (Westerner) as individual as well as in relationship. Male dominated society tells women how to behave in hypocritical way, for example our society judges woman for selling sex.

All we have to do is driving around Jakarta, Bali, Yogya or any big cities and see places where the men, who dominate our society buy sex.

Our society (Indonesian) glorifies foreigner (Westerner) in a hypocritical way, on the other hand, we say foreigners sophisticated , educated and ethical, we usually assume that they are rich as well but the reality is some of them are none of this things.

So in a effort human being and human relationship are, this book is a small snapshot into the life of several Indonesian women unfairly described as bule hunter. 

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Catatan: Novel

Ada dua hal yang saya suka dalam Catatan Pinggir Goenawan Mohammad yang berjudul Heteroglosia ini yakni:

  1. “Novel adalah medium tempat pelbagai ragam bahasa bisa masuk, karena ia menampung percakapan sehari-hari: dialek daerah, bahasa khas satu kelompok sosial, bahasa dengan istilah profesional, bahasa birokrasi” 
  2. “Heteroglossia Slamet, dengan demikian, bukan sekadar suara yang beragam. Ia mengandung perlawanan kelas yang dibisukan menghadapi kelas yang memonopoli wibawa dan ukuran keindahan. Kesenian Slamet Gundono bukan punya komitmen sosial dalam pesan-pesannya, tapi lebih dalam: dalam pilihan ekspresinya.”

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