“The first step is developing an open and critical mind, taking the doctrines that are standard and questioning them. […] Anything you look at, every one of these things, you have to ask yourself: Is this true? A pretty good criterion is that if some doctrine is widely accepted without qualification, it's probably flawed.” This book is a written account of David Barsamian’s interviews with Noam Chomsky on a range of current world affairs: from the state surveillance, Middle East and ISIS, Israel and Palestine, the Trump presidency and American politics, to climate change.
A canon for radical, revolutionary education, in this book Freire critiques the conventional approach to education and offers an emancipatory pedagogy to empower those who are oppressed and dehumanised, with the end goal of dismantling the structure of oppression ...
“It seemed enough for her to just deal with whatever it was that came her way, calmly and without fuss. Or perhaps it was simply that things were happening inside her, terrible things, which no one else could even guess at, and thus it was impossible for her to engage with everyday life at the… Continue reading The Vegetarian (2007)
“In short, to survive a heartbreak a young poet only needs: (1) A dazzling dress/shirt, no need to be new, (2) a piece of premium tissue, (3) a pair of undented running shoes, (4) a novel by an author with a visibly long name, (5) an empty instant noodles cardboard box, (6) the album Blue… Continue reading The Near and the Far, Vol. 2 — ed. David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short (2019)
When it comes to discrimination & persecution, I believe that we must always listen to those affected too. Which is how I came to write about a story of my Uyghur friend, Anisa.
— antologi: Raisa Kamila, dkk. Lama-lama Ela bercerita lebih jauh tentang apa yang dialaminya saat ada kekacauan di Dili. Rumah-rumah diserang entah oleh siapa. Tentara-tentara bertebaran di jalan-jalan dengan senjata yang menakutkan. Kendaraan tentara yang bernama tank muncul di jalan raya. Dalam cerita Ela, tank seperti punya dua sisi. Menakutkan dan mengagumkan sekaligus. Gagah dan… Continue reading Tank Merah Muda: Cerita-Cerita yang Tercecer dari Reformasi (2019)
Recently under the 2019 May 18 Academy programme, I had the chance to visit Gwangju and Jeju Island, South Korea, where I learnt about some of the most significant moments in Korean modern history: the May 18 Gwangju Uprising in 1980 and the 1948 Jeju Uprising. The Gwangju Uprising (also called the 5.18 Movement) is… Continue reading Lessons from South Korea’s 5.18 and 4.3
Pada tahun 2017 lalu, saya berkesempatan mengikuti program Professional Fellowship YSEALI selama sebulan di Amerika Serikat. Berikut cerita proses seleksi Fellowship YSEALI dan beberapa tips untuk kalian yang tertarik mendaftar!
Ever since my first big, grand love skidded to an abrupt halt a few years ago, I’ve been fascinated in learning, and understanding, the theory of love. My current relationship has made me come up with one.
I — like everyone else — dream of finding “the one” and growing old with the love of my life. But I have always been more concerned on finding that person, rather than getting married just for the sake of getting married.