Main Program: Social Studies

29 Oct 2017 15:45 - 17:00
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Taman Baca. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)

The Financial Times recently declared novels as ‘the new textbooks of history’. Can the novel be an agent of social change? From interpersonal interactions to societal shifts, the power of fiction to help us imagine and try to understand the lives of others cannot be underestimated. These writers are using fiction to unflinchingly explore reality, both past and present.

Financial Times baru-baru ini mengumumkan novel menjadi ‘buku teks sejarah baru’. Bisakah novel ini menjadi sebuah alat untuk perubahan sosial? Dari interaksi interpersonal dengan pergeseran masyarakat, kekuatan fiksi untuk membantu kita membayangkan dan mencoba memahami kehidupan orang lain tidak dapat diremehkan. Penulis-penulis ini menggunakan fiksi untuk mengeksplorasi realitas tanpa malu-malu, baik dulu maupun sekarang.


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