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

  • Agus Maryono

    The Jakarta Post

Purwokerto | Sun, June 21 2009 | 01:17 pm

PREMIUM 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 read a lot of lite...