• Title: The Jungle School
  • Author: Butet Manurung
  • ISBN: 9789791823814
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Jungle School Butet shines her light in the depths of the jungles This is a book of inspiration Anies Baswedan Rector of Paramadina University Firt Edition published in Indonesia as SOKOLA RIMBA by INSISTPress
    Butet shines her light in the depths of the jungles This is a book of inspiration Anies Baswedan, Rector of Paramadina University Firt Edition published in Indonesia as SOKOLA RIMBA by INSISTPress, 2007.

    One Reply to “The Jungle School”

    1. I adore this book. Heard of Butet years ago but never really paid attention on the details of her work. Education is one of the hardest jobs in the world and she had to educate one of the most remote communities (probably one of the hardest to teach as well?) in the country, Orang Rimba (The Forest People). This book is basically a journal. She is really insightful and open-minded while also able to be self-critical. I enjoyed reading both the funny stories - the children are hilarious - and the [...]

    2. SOKOLA RIMBA "The challenge of educators are endless. Yet, instead of curshing the darkness, Butet Manurung has chosen to give light."– Anies BaswedanThis book is truly give a light. I'm touched by her struggles, courage, sacrifices.What a heroine! She has a kind of sincere heart. She care about her passion, she has a guts to try to make it true, that somehow in her deepest heart could be impossible. She is dauntless; willing to leave her world and comfort-zone for her little dream.I feel emba [...]

    3. A must read for anyone who is working with indigenous peoples -- not because Ms Butet gives all the answers, but because she asks many important questions as she reflects on her attempts to start a school for the Orang Rimba that she works with. What she realizes -- although she doesn't quite express it this way -- is that she has to start a school with the Orang Rimba. This book is taken from her journal writings which are frank, brave, and self-questioning.

    4. The value lies in the contenc, not in any refind style aof writing. It is basucally a diary, and a report. It provides insights into the life of the 'orang rimba', and into the ways of Indonesian government institutions and NGOs.The book is a movie now (2013), done by Mira Lesmana and Riri Riza. I hope to be able to see it soon!

    5. A book about Butet Manurung, an Indonesian anthropologist who dedicates her life to teach Indonesian indigenous tribes in Sumatara. Her work and the teams has been expanding to other islands of Indonesia. Butet Manurung is an inspiration.

    6. I find this book in Makassar Int'l Writers Festival, last June. And obviously attracted to read Butet's greats experiences and stories during her years teaching Orang Rimba.

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