In the class, we discussed about Andrea Hirata's writing approach when he wrote 'Sebelas Patriot': There is only a thin line between a memoar and a fiction. None of us knows which part is his imagination and which ones are truly the pieces of his past. Opa explained that Indonesians didn't use soccer to rebel against Dutch government. Thus, we know that the most significant part of the first few chapters are entirely fictitious.
GRADE 7 and 8 Indonesian A
Students read several novels in Grade 7 and 8. In one of the novels, the author shows how soccer is used in small villages by Indonesians as a tool to express their rebellion against Dutch government. The guest speaker, a 89-year old Opa Hermann who was the national soccer player when he's young, is invited to share his life under Japan and Dutch colonialization.