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Joesoef Isak


An Indonesian publisher, translator, and left-wing intellectual. He was an advocate of free speech during President Suharto’s authoritarian New Order administration and was imprisoned from 1967 to 1977 without trial. In 1980, he helped found and direct the publishing house Hasta Mitra, publisher of Pramoedya A. Toer’s Buru Quartet. In 2005, Isak was the inaugural recipient of the Australian PEN Keneally Award for his work.

In the Headlines

Obituary of Joesoef Isak

TAPOL / What Media Says
Aug 28, 2009

On Joesoef Isak

Indonesia Southeast Asia And International Affairs, USYD / What Media Says
Sep 14, 2006


Green Left Weekly / What Media Says
Apr 20, 2005

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