See, ‘The Indonesian who stole opium’, Gedèk (Camp Fence) (2006) Back Belgian Bluestone, 30 cm Gedèk is the Indonesian name for the fence that encircles the Japanese prison camp. It is made of tightly woven mats interlaced with barbed wire. You couldn’t see out and could only hear the sounds beyond the fence. There was a tall bamboo tower at each corner of the camp. Here guards sat all day and night, with their machine guns aimed at us.

One time I dreamed about a gradually widening crack in the gedèk.

I hesitated for a moment and then decided to just stay inside.