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December 2006

Yes I am back in Jakarta. But I have not put very much on my blog. I have been in an accident and broken my right arm so I cannot write at the moment. I will try to bring my blog up to date starting at around January 2.

I hope you all have a happy new year.

After a week of travelling or so back in Indonesia. I will be spending most of the Australian University summer months and which are free of teaching reading my work based in Indonesia. Hopefully, I can learn more about what is happening with the development process, in the realm of literature and the arts and as regards life in general. In any case I will try to keep the Blog up to date starting from tomorrow. Tonight I will be attending a public forum where there will be a discussion of so social relevance of the character from Pramoedya Ananta Toer's novel, this earth of mankind, Nyai Ontosoroh.

Two days ago I attended an interesting seminar organised by a research group called DEMOS, a group interested in issues of democratisation, which was quite interesting. Their current research focuses upon the trend for many social and community organisations to become involved in electoral politics, or other forms of overt or more direct political activity.

So more on all of this later.

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