Ahmad Tohari: "If only our leaders read literary works"


Jakarta, posted: Sun, June 21 2009 | 01:17 pm

Ahmad Tohari is very familiar to all literary buffs as a novelist, short story writer and essayist critical of various social and religious issues.

With a big name through his 1982 village dancer trilogy, Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk, the author expressed his concern over Indonesian national leaders, whom he said were less literature-conscious.

"If only our leaders r...