Meeting Pramoedya, seeing the past

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About Pramoedya Ananta Toer,
Written by Susan F. Quimpo, and was originally published in Rappler,
Jul 09, 2013


On Thursday, July 4, I decided to give my daughter and myself a rare treat. We headed to the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) to catch the last playdate of Benjamin Pimentel’s “Pramoedya.”

 
In graduate school, I was introduced to the work of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, an Indonesian writer and Ramon Magsaysay awardee for literature. A nationalist, Pramoedya rebuked his writer colleagues for supposedly allowing themselves to be manipulated by the military in post-colonial Indonesia.

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