Let's Talk About Third World Countries (June 11)
“Rather than the manufactured clash of civilizations, we need to concentrate on the slow working together of cultures that overlap, borrow from each other, and live together in far more interesting ways than any abridged or inauthentic mode of understanding can allow.” ― Edward W. Said
It is a peaceful month to talk about culture, history, humanism, and everything that define us as a country. Based on our nominations last month, this time we will look at third world nations that are often characterized by their problems. These countries tend to have economies dependent on the developed countries and are generally characterized as poor with unstable governments and having high rates of population growth, illiteracy, and disease.
Expect to hear review on books like "Homeland: An Extraordinary Story of Hope and Survival", a memoir written by George Obama, "Orientalism", a history book written by Edward W. Said, "The Home and the World", a novel written by Rabindranath Tagore (you can read the free royalty ebook here),"Jakarta", part of The Asian Trilogy best-selling political novels written by Kerry B. Collison, and more.
AGENDA OF EVENT:• Book reviews & discussion • Book auctions • Games • Book swap (bring your old book and expect to bring home a "new" one. We don't accept journals, magazines, cookbooks or textbooks)
The discussion will be moderated in English and Bahasa Indonesia. This event is independently supported by JBC officers.
RSVP is a must through this link: http://www.meetup.com/Hang-out-with-Jakarta-Book-Club/events/231484856/