At A Moment's Notice: Indonesian Maids Write On Their Lives Abroad


by Suryomenggolo, Jafar

At A Moment's Notice: Indonesian Maids Write On Their Lives Abroad

Price:  US$25.20   (SGD35.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 220 pages
Published:  2019, Denmark, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9788776942717
SB#:  063054 (120)

About This Book

Life abroad for Indonesian women hired as domestic workers is more than the job. In their spare time, some will plan a better life back home when their work contract ends. Others will venture out to experience the cities where they now work, even posing as locals and living life to the fullest. And some of these women can write. Recently, a new genre of Indonesian women's literature has developed, one in which - often in short stories - authors reimagine their experiences as domestic workers in foreign lands. Now, for the first time, a selection of these stories has been collected and translated into English. Collectively, these stories provide an honest description of the complex and multifaceted reasons for working abroad, the maids' living and working conditions, and their hopes and dreams for a better life. The stories are also a delightful read.


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