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‘Merahnya Pala Banda’ Haiku : The Asahi Shimbun, Today

Nutmeg, the spice associated with holiday cheer, has a less than cheerful history. Fort Nassau was the first Dutch fort built on Banda island, the main island of the Banda Islands, part of Maluku (Moluccas or Spice islands) in Indonesia, completed in 1609. Its purpose was to control the trade in nutmeg, which at that time was only grown in the Banda Islands.

 

 

Ken Sawitri_Asahi Haikuist Network, AJW by Asahi Shimbun_soka_pala Banda

Ken Sawitri (Indonesia) Published for the 1st time in ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ By David McMurray on May 15th, 2015 Selected by David McMurray

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