Postcolonial Reflection in Sang Raja Novel Iksaka Banu Work As A Teaching Material

Muharsyam Dwi Anantama, Sahid Teguh Widodo, Budhi Setiawan


Globalization presents challenges in the form of decreasing values of nationalism and de-characterization among
the younger generation. Education should be able to solve this problem. One way that can use is through Indonesian language subjects, particularly on literary material analysis. Literary works contain various contents of advice that can explore strengthening the value of nationalism and character education. Literary works that can use to amplify the nationalism value are literary works with colonial life background. Literary works with a colonial experience contain many discourses that stimulate students to think critically. On that basis, this study intends to analyze mimicry as a postcolonial symptom in Iksaka Banu's novel Sang Raja. Afterward, postcolonial symptoms analysis can be used as Indonesian language teaching materials oriented towards strengthening the national character. This research is descriptive qualitative research with a sociological literature approach. This research's data are symptoms of mimicry in the data source in the form of the novel Sang Raja by Iksaka Banu. The data acquired using reading and noting techniques. Collected data were analyzed using interactive analysis techniques. As a form of accountability for data validity, it uses the source triangulation technique. The results showed that in the novel Sang Raja, there are symptoms of mimicry in the fashion style, lifestyle, and property. The result of postcolonial phenomena study in Sang Raja novel can be used as Indonesian language teaching materials.


literary works, nationalis, postcolonial, teaching materials

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