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    Hoesin Bafagih

Fatimah: A Play in 8 Acts by: Hoesin Bafagih
Sinopsis: In Arab circles in the 1930s plays were staged not only to entertain but also to educate and emancipate the traditionally-oriented Arab minority. The playwrights wanted to emphasize that their community’s future lay in a free and independent Indonesia. Some plays were well received, other evoked protests…

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Iwan Simatupang Born: January 1928 Iwan Martua Dongan Simatupang was born in January of 1928 in Sibolga, North Sumatra. He took part in the 1945 to 1949 Indonesian Revolution against the Dutch, and was captured in March 1949. After the Revolution, he first studied medicine in Surabaya. Then he studied anthropology and drama at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Finally he studied philosophy at the Sorbornne in Paris…
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