Aguk Irawan’s Mekkah (2014)

Aguk Irawan, Mekkah: Memoar Luka Seorang TKW (‘Mecca: A Painful Memoir of an Indonesian Domestic Worker’) (Jogjakarta: Glosaria Media, 2014) 293 pages. Mekkah is an interesting 2014 novel inspirasi (inspirational novel) from Aguk Irawan, the bestselling author of...

Erwiana: Justice for All (2016)

In February 2016, a documentary film that centers on the case of an Indonesian domestic worker’s harrowing abuse in the hands of her employer in Hong Kong was released. Erwiana: Justice for All, directed by Gabriel Ordaz, narrates the life and struggles of Erwiana...

Kwek Li Na’s Imaji Air (2014)

Kwek Li Na, Imaji Air: Kumpulan Cerpen BMI di Taiwan (‘Water Images: Short Stories of an Indonesian Migrant Worker in Taiwan’) (Jakarta: Buku Pintar Indonesia, 2014) 189 pages. Kwek Li Na’s short story collection was originally included as a primary...