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Third World Countries

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“Rather than the manufactured clash of civilizations, we need to concentrate on the slow working together of cultures that overlap, borrow from each other, and live together in far more interesting ways than any abridged or inauthentic mode of understanding can allow.” ― Edward W. Said

It is a peaceful month to talk about culture, history, humanism, and everything that define us as a country. Based on our nominations last month, this time we will look at third world nations that are often characterized by their problems. These countries tend to have economies dependent on the developed countries and are generally characterized as poor with unstable governments and having high rates of population growth, illiteracy, and disease.

Expect to hear review on books like "Homeland: An Extraordinary Story of Hope and Survival", a memoir written by George Obama, "Orientalism", a history book written by Edward W. Said, "The Home and the World", a novel written by Rabindranath Tagore (you can read the free royalty ebook here (, "Jakarta", part of The Asian Trilogy best-selling political novels written by Kerry B. Collison, and more.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Please keep each review short (6-8 minutes). Coming early to the meetup is advisable, because we have a limited space. Don't forget to bring a valid ID card (KTP/ KITAS/ driver's license) to obtain an access card into the building. We will prioritize people who have RSVPed on this website or Facebook group to come in until 11:15 am. If you are on our waitlist, please be on standby at 11:15 to secure your spot.


• Book reviews & discussion
• Book auctions
• Games
• Book swap (bring your old book and expect to bring home a "new" one. We don't accept journals, magazines, cookbooks or textbooks)

The discussion will be moderated in English and Bahasa Indonesia. This event is independently supported by JBC officers.

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PS. We're currently looking for sponsorship to cover our F&B. If you're interested in supporting our activities, please send email to [masked]. For regular members, we urge you to chip in for our snacks and drinks for the next meetup (Rp 20,000 or more). Just ask for the donation box to one of our officers ― Shirley, Dina or Ollie. See ya!