Writing our way to freedom

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This article mentions Goenawan Mohamad
Written by Endy Bayuni
Originally published in Jakarta Post.
Nov 04, 2015

When Indonesia celebrated its 70th independence anniversary this year, we paid tribute to our heroes for making it happen. Through blood, sweat and tears, they turned Indonesia into a free and independent nation.

Not widely appreciated or recognized in these celebrations is the contribution that some of these heroes made through their writings.

We tend to focus more on those who took up arms and joined the physical struggle in the late 1940s. Equally important, if not more so, was the work of thinkers who launched the independence struggle decades earlier through their writings.

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