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About Pramoedya Ananta Toer (1925-2006),
Written by Max Lane, and was originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald,
May 16, 2006


IN THE days before Indonesia’s greatest novelist, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, died, text messages and emails had warned that he was seriously ill. Many readers gathered at his hospital bed and later his home where they sang songs of struggle or prayed.

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