The illusion of ASEAN and how literature can help

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This article mentions Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Written by Okky Madasari
Originally published in Jakarta Post.
Aug 03, 2016

This month ASEAN celebrates its 49th anniversary. What does it mean for us?

For almost half a century, ASEAN has been a big illusion fed to all of us. In school we were taught about ASEAN and told that we were “ASEAN people”, without ever understanding what that meant or using the term outside of our classrooms.

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