Pramoedya Ananta Toer (Translation by Willem Samuels), ‘The Mute’s Soliloquy’

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About The Mute’s Soliloquy: A Memoir,
Written by Maggie Helwig, and was originally published in Peace News,
Dec 01, 2001

On the night of 13 October 1965, the Indonesian novelist Pramoedya Ananta Toer was working at home; his family had already moved, for their own safety, to his mother-in-law’s house.

Around 10.30 pm, a crowd gathered outside and began to throw stones at the house. Police officers and soldiers arrived, telling Pram that they had come to “take him to safety”. Instead, he was taken to the Army Reserve Strategic Command Post.

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