When I last met him, in his stylish bamboo-walled house in Salatiga in April last year, I thanked him for what he had done for me. Arief looked puzzled. “You taught me politics,” I said. Then he smiled. My hair had grown white. His body, eleven years older than mine, was wasted by Parkinsons. We …
Gerry Van Klinken
Gerry van Klinken is honorary research fellow at the University of Queensland, the University of Amsterdam, and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies KITLV.
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