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Garis Batas: Perjalanan di Negeri-Negeri Asia Tengah, by Agustinus Wibowo

atarihehe's review

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adventurous emotional informative reflective slow-paced

4.5

This is a travel memoir of Agustinus Wibowo about his travels across Central Asian countries. Countries that end with -stan in their names and seemed mysterious to him. In this book he reflects a lot on how "borders" define people and put us in boxes - sometimes unnecessarily. It also made him think about his status as a minority in Indonesia. This is a very good book. I enjoyed reading it and knowing about different parts of Central Asia. I do wish that there are pictures inside, though, because Agustinus is a photographer as well. Sometimes I had to google pictures of these places so I can visualize them better in my head. However he does have the pictures on his blog

cindyc3689's review against another edition

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5.0

Garis batas bukan hanya pemisah dua negara, tetapi juga pemberi rasa aman, pembentuk identitas, dan tentu saja, pembeda antara 'kami' dan 'kamu'.

Buku travelling ini bukan saja menulis tentang perjalanan, tetapi juga mengeksplorasi kisah-kisah orang-orangnya sekaligus mempertanyakan kesamaan kita sebagai manusia.

"Jarak adalah garis batas, tetapi jalinan perasaan adalah penembusnya."

Review lengkap ada di:
http://readbetweenpages.blogspot.com/2014/04/garis-batas-perjalanan-di-negeri-negeri.html
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