Tempo English Weekly

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Three Poets In Lekra

Agam Wispi, A.S. Dharta, and H.R. Bandaharo were leading Lekra poets. Their poetry gave voice to the people’s resistance and color to the history of Indonesian literature. But their names and their work have simply vanished following the political upheaval of the 1960s.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.