Who is a beast now, who is a man
How long before the execution
— Anna Akhmatova.
TEDJABAYU has died, like the proverbial tiger that leaves behind its brilliant stripes. He departed, forever, just a few days after his book Mutiara di Padang Ilalang (Pearl in the Prairie) was launched.
The seed of the book was planted before 1978 in the form of a diary that he wrote in secret while incarcerated in the New Order&rsquo...