In today's globalized world, the story of migrant labourers is the story of our era. Award-winning photographer and essayist Sim Chi Yin tells the intimate stories of Indonesian women who work overseas as domestic helpers in a new book published by the United Nations' International Labour Organization.
Some fall prey to sadistic bosses, while others are luckier and work for kind employers. But all suffer the loneliness and frustrations of living far from their loved ones, unsure if their sacrifices are really helping their families and especially their children escape their fate.
Told with great sensitivity and empathy, The Long Road Home is a story at once specific to Southeast Asia but universal in the migrant's tale of loss and hope.ISBN: 9789221249955
Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 160
Year Published: 2011