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Maria Antonia Rahartati: Adding color to lives of children with ‘Astérix’

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In this article: Maria Antonia Rahartati Bambang Haryo

Written by A. Kurniawan Ulung, and was originally published in Jakarta Post

Oct 01, 2018

Translator and writer Maria Antonia Rahartati Bambang Haryo received one of the most prestigious awards from the French government for introducing Astérix and friends to Indonesian children. Indonesia has tens of thousands of villages, but if children are asked about what village they are most familiar with, the village of Gauls might be among their answers, although it cannot be found on a map. The village of Gauls is home to Astérix, a diminutive but fearless Gaulish warrior in the era of Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars, and his overweight pal, menhir stone-sculptor Obelix. They are the two main characters in French comic book series Astérix le Gaulois (The Adventures of Asterix)

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