A Student Named Hijo

Paperback: $18.00
ISBN-13: 9786029144406
Published: December 2015

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120 pages
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  • About the Book
  • A Student Named Hijo has been recognized for depicting a new Indonesian youth culture that has adopted Western cultural and lingual facets. By contrasting traditional Javanese and Dutch cultural values, the author advocated a view that the two are incompatible. This includes love, described in the novel as something only those with a Dutch education would attempt to find; the traditional view being that marriage is to be used for social mobility. Rejected for publication by Balai Pustaka—the Dutch controlled publishing house, the work is now considered a classic.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Marco Kartodikromo, Author