Main Program | Oka Rusmini: Men Coblong

05 Nov 2020 16:00 - 17:00
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Starting out as a column in the Bali Post, writer and journalist Oka Rusmini’s “Men Coblong” offered a feminine perspective on mothers and women. The character of Men Coblong, a middle-aged woman with a son, voices her responses to religious sensitivities, culture, politics, and everyday life. The book weaves together short stories and incisive essays that bite with satire and challenge ‘facts’ in fiction.

Berawal dari kolom di Bali Post, penulis dan jurnalis “Men Coblong”, Oka Rusmini menawarkan perspektif feminin tentang ibu dan wanita. Karakter Men Coblong, seorang wanita paruh baya dengan seorang putra, menyuarakan tanggapannya terhadap kepekaan agama, budaya, politik, dan kehidupan sehari-hari. Buku ini merangkai cerita pendek dan esai yang memiliki sindiran yang tajam dan menantang ‘fakta’ dalam fiksi.

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