My Name is Pram

The Story of Indonesian Writer, Pramoedya Ananta Toer.

“My Name Is Pram” was an exhibition held by Dia.Lo.Gue Cafe at Kemang, South Jakarta in memoriam of Indonesian famous writer, Pramoedya Ananta Toer.

Born in 1925, Pram had been writing since he was about ten years old. His first story was a tale about two mosquitoes. Since then, he kept writing as if it was in his blood. He had created more than 50 books which had been translated into more than 40 languages around the world.

His journey of life was full of twists and turns. Being a brave and controversial writer was not easy. He had been exiled and imprisoned for he was seen as a threat to government for his dauntless and truthful writing.

Being restrained from writing, he did not give up. He used cement paper to write on the sly.

Not only showing Pram’s journey of life, this exhibition also displaying Pram’s working space and some of his books too.

Pram’s working space where he created lots of his masterpiece.

Some beautiful quotes from his books were displayed on banners in the cafe’s backyard.

Pram had been awarded several times for his works. His last award was 2005 Global Intellectuals Poll by the Prospect before he died in peace at the age 81 in 2006.

“I don’t write to give joy to readers but to give them a conscience.”

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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