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Chalik Hamid: Poetic love of country lives on

  • Alpha Amirrachman,


Diemen, the Netherlands | Mon, January 5 2009 | 11:06 am
Chalik Hamid: Poetic love of country lives on

PREMIUM When poet Chalik Hamid left Indonesia on Feb. 4, 1965, to study journalism in Albania, he had no idea he would not return for 30 years. CHALIK HAMID: JP/Alpha Amirrachman Just seven months after he had left the country -- and his pregnant wife -- Indonesia experienced some of the defining moments in its modern history: the killing of the generals, the fall of the giant Indonesian Co...