‘My Pain, My Country’: A detailed account of a rape victim

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About My Pain, My Country,
Written by Harry Bhaskara, and was originally published in Jakarta Post,
Feb 28, 2018

Imagine that your teenage daughter has been raped. What would you do? You venture into the streets in panic to find her, but the streets are blocked as riots have flared across the city. And you happen to be a Chinese Indonesian, a member of a community most vulnerable to attacks.

Terror reins your mind and conflicting streams of thoughts rush in. What words to utter when you would eventually meet her? How would you unroll your day as one minute has become an eternity? How would your neighbours, relatives and friends react to learning this?

My Pain, My Country tells you all about it in exacting details.

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