Songs of the Grass Roots
the roads are widened,
we are displaced,
building the kampung, evicted,
we move and move,
sticking onto walls,
thrown out; we grasses need land, listen!
Join us, let’s become the president’s nightmare!
(Translation of Nyanyian Akar Rumput)
English Translations from Bahasa Indonesia by
Department of Anthropology, Cornell University
The Indonesian Studies Working Papers
No.3 September 2007
University of Sydney.