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NH Dini: Struggling against the odds

  • Ary Hermawan,

    The Jakarta Post,

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 27 2008   /  10:54 am

NH Dini, one of the country's most prolific authors, has temporarily quit writing. A novel and two memoirs are left unfinished in her computer, which she now avoids for health reason. NH DINI: JP/Ary Hermawan "My vertigo is getting worse. I am not young anymore. My body's organs no longer (work) like they used to do. "When it strikes me, it lasts longer and comes over and over again,"the 72-year-old author, known for her novels Pada Sebuah Kapal (On A Boat) and Namaku Hiroko (My Name is Hiroko) told The Jakarta Post in Jakarta on Wednesday. The ailment requires her to leave Langen Werdasih nursing home, where she lives with other senior citizens in Ungaran area, to go to downtown Semarang, Central Java, to undergo acupuncture treatment at least twice a week. But lately, the ailing author can only make the trip once a week because she can...