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View Point: Mind your (Indonesian) language!

  • Julia Suryakusuma

Jakarta | Wed, May 2 2012 | 11:55 am

PREMIUM We Indonesians are all taught at school that, “Bahasa menunjukkan bangsa” (language defines nation). In the process of translating my English language books into Indonesian, I realized that our nation must be poorly defined indeed.

Last week I finally finished my third book: an updated Indonesian translation of my 2004 anthology, Sex, Power and Nation. Covering 33 years of work (1979-2...