Familiar Strangers: Anthology of Poems and Short Stories by Indonesian Migrant Workers
Edited by Adriana Rahajeng Mintarsih, Yoga Prasetyo and Yusep Ardiansyah
"Much has been said about migrant workers, but through this anthology they become the subjects who write in the language they masters can understand. Aside from things that we all share, memories of childhood, romance, dreams and visions about society, and aside from horrors of violence that haunts stolen time. It is mother's time from tending to dying parents, a lover's time from the loved one's embrace, time locked, frozen in the routines of somebody's homes, not one's own. Creative writing is a process for recapturing our humanity, lost in the migrant worker's injustice. " ~ Professor Melani Budianta, Universitas Indonesia.