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In Memory of Hoesin Bafagih and His Play Fatimah

Wednesday, June 20 2018 23:22 WIB

Mochtar, the teacher, brandishes his bamboo stick to signal them (his students) to sing Hadhramaut Jaa Biladi.

Students: (Singing the lullaby loudly) "Hadhramaut Jaa Biladi..."

Mansoer: Brother Mochtar, I want to ask why the song they just sang says "Hadhra-maut my country" when all the students were born in this country? Is Hadhramaut their homeland?

In Memory of Hoesin Bafagih and His Play Fatimah
The above play, set in East Java in the 1930s, tells a story of Mochtar, a man of Arab descent who teaches at an Arab school.

Mochtar, the teacher, brandishes his bamboo stick to signal them (his students) to sing Hadhramaut Jaa Biladi.

Students: (Singing the lullaby loudly) "Hadhramaut Jaa Biladi..."

Mansoer: Brother Mochtar, I want to ask why the song they just sang says "Hadhra-maut my country" when all the students were born in this country? Is Hadhramaut their homeland?

Mochtar: (Smiling, and speaking with an amused chuckle.) It's not that I'm unaware, brother! But as

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