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AKM’s Death

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July 8, 2018 — by IDWRITERS

Last updated on July 09, 2018 at 1:11 am

The great Indonesian writer and thinker, an important literary figure, ACHDIAT KARTA MIHARDJA passed away #onthisday in 2010 at the age of 99 in Canberra, Australia. He achieved fame in 1949 with his first novel, Atheis (The Atheist), which became a set text in schools and universities. The novel explored the conflict between traditional and modern world views, in particular Marxism and Islam. Three years later the novel was translated by RJ Maguire into English.

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