ABAS ST. PAMUNTJAK NAN SATI

Indonesian writer. Born in Magek, Bukittinggi (West Sumatra), February 17, 1899 and died October 4, 1975 in Jakarta. Undertook formal education in his native town, and after graduating Kweek School in 1920, became an educator in various areas in Sumatra. During 1942-1945 taught at the Jakarta Teaching School and during 1946-1999 became a professor at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, while opening the Islamic University of Indonesia. In 1949, worked at the Department of Education and Teaching in Jakarta, also doubling as professor at the University of Indonesia.

His works: Dagang Melarat (Destitute Trade) (novel, 1926), Pertemuan (Meeting) (novel, 1927), Putri Zahara atau Bunga Tanjung di Padang Pasir (Afrika) (Princess Zahara or Cape Flowers in the Desert) (Africa) (novel, 1927), and Jambangan (Vase) (set of poems, 1947).