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Samantha & Luke (samiati) Halo

Nama saya Sammy. Saya orang Australia yg suka film2 dan buku2 Indonesia. Saya belajar bahasa indonesia sejak di high school. Saya udah menikah sama orang Indonesia dan sering ke Jakarta. Si mertua gak bisa bahasa Inggris jadi saya bisa berlatih bahasa Indonesiaku.

Saya mau tanya kalau ada buku2 bagus yg udah diterjemah dalam bahasa inggris? Saya ingin baca. Walaupun saya bisa mengerti 80% bahasa Indonesianya, saya lebih suka baca dalam bahasa inggris.

Buku2 apa yang kalian recommend?

Saya ingin tau karena nanti saya mau ke Jakarta. Mudah2an bisa ke Gramedia dan beli buku (saya berharap ada yg udah diterjemah).


message 2: by Ren Puspita (new)

Ren Puspita (renpuspita) | 244 comments Halo Samantha :)

Setahu saya, Laskar Pelangi karya Andrea Hirata sudah diterjemah dalam bahasa Inggris. Tapi kurang tahu apa ada di Gramedia


message 3: by Reza, The Curator (new)

Reza | 467 comments Mod
Hi Sammy.
Selamat ya udah lancar bahasa Indo nya. :)

I happen to stumble upon “Modern Library of Indonesia” series, dubbed "some of the best and important Indonesian literature from the 20th century to the present day." published by The Lontar Foundation. You could probably get them at Aksara bookstore.

Buku-buku ini bisa dianggap quintessential Indonesian literature dan meskipun saya juga, embarassingly, blm baca semuanya, buku-buku ini udah dianggap timeless classics.


message 4: by Coqueline (new)

Coqueline | 264 comments Hey, nice link, Reza, thanks for that!

I speak (an obviously read) Bahasa, but it's great to know that you can get English translation of Indonesian book in Amazon (including Kindle).


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Darnia | 38 comments All classic books by Pramoedya Ananta Toer also recommended. There's a series called Tetralogi Pulau Buru and I believe those books in english version could found in Kinokuniya Book Store (Plasa Senayan).

Gramedia hanya punya versi Indonesia :)

Semoga menemukan banyak buku menarik ya, Sammy.
It's nice to have an overseas friend who learn Bahasa :)


message 6: by Reza, The Curator (last edited Sep 27, 2012 02:42AM) (new)

Reza | 467 comments Mod
@Coqueline: Graag gedaan. I saw one of the book in the library at my former Uni a while ago, and only vaguely remembered the name of the series. Just need a little help from google.


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3clair | 37 comments Halo Samantha.

Walaupun baru membaca sebagian karya Pramoedya Ananta Toer, saya merekomendasikan semua karya beliau untuk dibaca terutama Tetralogi Pulau Buru. Buku terjemahan dalam bahasa Inggrisnya tidak dijual di Gramedia tetapi di Periplus. Selamat membaca :)


message 8: by Alefiya (new)

Alefiya (ale31187) | 12 comments Laskar pelangi versi bahasa inggris dijual kok di gramedia


message 9: by Dini (new)

Dini | 107 comments Negeri Lima Menara (Land of Five Towers) juga sudah ada versi Inggrisnya. :)


message 10: by Wawan (new)

Wawan Setiawan (winanci) | 3 comments I suggest to reas both versions, the original bahasa Indonesia version and the English one. You could also look for English books that had been translated into bahasa Indonesia if you want to improve your bahasa Indonesia skills. There are tons of them.


message 11: by Debs (new)

Debs  (melalangbuana) @Samantha : The Jungle School - I bought the ebook in English. The writer is a scientist who dedicated her life to teach literacy to indigenous people in Indonesia. It is her diary about her journey to 'suku anak dalam' tribe in Sumatera.

Her book is in Bahasa Indonesia as well and it might be written in 'day-to-day' language.


message 12: by Debs (new)

Debs  (melalangbuana) @Samantha: I have just finished free ebook by Indonesian writer The Other Door - it is written in English. You might will enjoy it.


message 13: by Femmy (last edited Feb 28, 2014 04:52AM) (new)

Femmy | 301 comments Here are some other English editions of Indonesian books:

* The Question of Red by Laksmi Pamuntjak
* The Years of Voiceless by Okky Madasari
* Saman by Ayu Utami
* The Windows by Fira Basuki


message 14: by Tangkilisan (new)

Tangkilisan Shirley | 3 comments Love traveling book? Naked Traveler also available in English version


message 15: by Femmy (new)

Femmy | 301 comments More English editions of Indonesian books:

* Beauty Is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan
* Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan
* Home by Leila S. Chudori
* Nirzona by Abidah El Khalieqy

And then there are books from Dalang Publishing, a US publisher that publishes English translations of Indonesian books.

And then GPU has translated a number of its titles into English, which are available at Amazon, such as Okky Madasari's books.


message 16: by Virandita (new)

Virandita Diandra (virandita13) | 18 comments Okky Madasari's!
The Outcast, The Years of the Voiceless, Bound


message 17: by The (new)

The Eod (theeod) | 1 comments Leila Chudori's books such as For Nadira and home. Also Pramoedya's Buru Quartet are very recommended


message 18: by Femmy (new)

Femmy | 301 comments I'm starting a list for this. Anyone cares to help me fill it out?

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


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