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Marsinah Accuses

Marsinah Accuses R A T N A S A R U M P A E T A young activist who was murdered, presumably for demanding higher wages for her fellow workers, Marsinah has decided, against the objections of her graveyard companions, to return to Earth. At a performance to be held in conjunction with the launching of a book about her, she intends to remind the audience that, although a number of years have passed since her murder, the case has yet to be solved. As the play opens, she can be seen on a platform in a cemetery, curled in a fetal position. Anxious about her decision to return to Earth, she moans softly. If only, in this profound and spirit-filled silence, I could find true silence . . . If only, in this silence, I could shut out the moans of hunger, the frightening screams, and unending pain . . . If only, for a moment, I could feel that my body was still my own . . . In the background, the whispered sounds of people reading from the Koran can be heard. As the voices grow louder, Marsinah rises. She looks troubled and speaks as if http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Marsinah Accuses

Manoa , Volume 12 (1) – Apr 1, 2000

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Abstract

R A T N A S A R U M P A E T A young activist who was murdered, presumably for demanding higher wages for her fellow workers, Marsinah has decided, against the objections of her graveyard companions, to return to Earth. At a performance to be held in conjunction with the launching of a book about her, she intends to remind the audience that, although a number of years have passed since her murder, the case has yet to be solved. As the play opens, she can be seen on a platform in a cemetery, curled in a fetal position. Anxious about her decision to return to Earth, she moans softly. If only, in this profound and spirit-filled silence, I could find true silence . . . If only, in this silence, I could shut out the moans of hunger, the frightening screams, and unending pain . . . If only, for a moment, I could feel that my body was still my own . . . In the background, the whispered sounds of people reading from the Koran can be heard. As the voices grow louder, Marsinah rises. She looks troubled and speaks as if

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ManoaUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Apr 1, 2000

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