Giving West Papua Its Own Voice

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About John Waromi,
Written by Godeliva D. Sari, and was originally published in The Jakarta Globe,
Oct 09, 2011


A fresh and authentic voice in contemporary Indonesian verse, John is a 51-year-old Serui man from the islands south of Biak, West Papua. He writes in Indonesian, using words from indigenous Papuan languages as he sees fit. “Sulur-Sulur Sali,” John said, referred to the lengths of grass used to make Papuan highlander women’s frocks.

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