Friday, 1 April 2011

New Book by migrant domestic workers

Two Indonesian women who are migrant domestic workers have compiled short stories on working as a migrant domestic worker in both Singapore and Hong Kong.
“We started our book project around the time of the Sumiati case. We were concerned about people still regarding us [maids] as dumb. [Thus] we wanted to show them a different side of us,” the 27-year-old, who created her own blog,, with the catchy tagline “Babu juga bisa menulis” or “A maid — babu is a derogative term to refer to a maid — can also write” told The Jakarta Post recently.

The book will hopefully soon be available in English translation. For more information see
The Jakarta Post

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