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Pulang

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Pulang

Homecoming
by Leila S. Chudori

Format: Paperback, Indonesian
464 page(s)
ISBN/ISBN13: /9789799105158
Published Dec 04, 2012 by Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia (KPG)

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Prologue
On Sabang Street, Jakarta, April 1968

Night had fallen, without complaint, without pretext. Like a black net enclosing the city; like ink from a monster squid spreading across Jakarta’s entire landscape—the color of my uncertain future.

In the dark room, I knew not the sun, the moon, or even my wristwatch. But the darkness that enveloped this room was imbrued with the scent of chemicals and anxiety.

Three years ago, the Nusantara News Office where I worked, had been cleansed of lice and germs like myself. The army was the disinfectant. We, the lice and the germs, had been eradicated from the face of the earth, with no trace left. Yet, somehow, this particular louse was eking out a living at Tjahaya Photographic Studio in central Jakarta on the corner of Jalan Sabang.1


  1. LeilaSChudori.com 


Other/Related Editions


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English / 2015



This is Chudori's antidote to the 'official history of 1965', which was her diet as a school student growing up under the Suharto regime
Pamela Allen   in Voices from the unheard (Inside Indonesia, Jan 04, 2014)


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