Literature for Brotherhood

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About Ama Achmad,
Written by Dwi AS Setianingsih, and was originally published in Kompas.id,
Mar 08, 2022


Ama Achmad, 40, was born in Luwuk, a city without bookshops in Banggai regency, Central Sulawesi. She was familiar with the names of writers only from textbooks on the Indonesian language. Through the Babasal Mombasa Community she founded, Ama has turned literature into a bridge to foster the spirit of brotherhood in Banggai.

Ama became acquainted with the world of literature, especially poetry, when she was an elementary school student. At that time, a schoolmate from Surabaya recited a work by poet Chairil Anwar, “Karawang Bekasi”.

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