Monday, 9 May 2022
April 21: maybe I am missing Yosie. Or I want to hear a Kartini who makes language not merely statement, but also poetry.
EVERY April 21, when the word “women” is given the exclamation mark of liberty, I wonder what Yosie would think.
Back in September 1962, I was standing beside her in a corner of Kemayoran Airport in Jakarta. We had just seen off a friend of ours, Amirul, who was flying to Tokyo.
Yosie was looking somewhat dreamily at the runway. “I like to dream that I am Srikandi, flying,” she said, as though talking to herself.&n...
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