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The Uncontainable Tales of a Paradise (book)
The Uncontainable Tales of a Paradise (book)
105 pages

The participants to this book include: A Zimbabwean young man unofficially enrolled in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a former Congolese civil servant farming at a church property in the countryside, a Bangladeshi prodigal who met his Indonesian wife in Hong Kong, a former Thai domestic helper who has worked her whole life for a permanent status and a chance to reunite with her children back home, a retired English/Australian crew member who launched his vagabond career some 50 years ago […]

Occupying different stages along the locating, suspension, and re-locating progression, these unique bodies are confronted with a spectrum of challenges brought by marriage, childbirth, education, lawsuit, resettlement, etc. - all in displacement. The common denominator is the Unknown - not knowing if deportation day is tomorrow, not knowing how to plan an unforeseeable career, not knowing how to integrate into a new country after a decade-long wait […]

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