Goenawan Mohamad: “I write to liberate the language”

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Written by Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh, and was originally published in The Straits Times,
Nov 01, 2015

Twice, Indonesian writer and activist Goenawan Mohamad's Tempo magazine was temporarily banned after its articles drew the government's ire. But writing, he insists, need not crumble under the threat of censorship. "When you live under censorship and you know you have to survive, at the same time, you have to hold on to your principles. You know that you're scared, but don't succumb. Don't justify the oppression," he says.

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