Perhaps Tomorrow- The Memoir Of A Sri Lankan Housemaid In The Middle East

Perhaps Tomorrow- The Memoir Of A Sri Lankan Housemaid In The Middle East (Paperback)

By Pooranam Elayathamby With Richard Anderson 
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9788193314166
No. of Pages: 256
Binding: Paperback
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Raised by her widowed mother in a Tamil village in the EasternProvince of Sri Lanka, Sandy, born Pooranam Elayathamby, grew up inpoverty with her five sisters. Married at sixteen, she had three childrenbefore twenty-two and was widowed by age thirty. In the middle of atwenty-year-long civil war that claimed the lives of tens of thousands ofpeople and left her family destitute, Sandy had no choice but to accepta housemaid's job in the Middle East. She worked in Kuwait and SaudiArabia for nearly fifteen years to send money home. She was one ofthe thousands of Sri Lankan women who joined the workforce servingMiddle Eastern households and risked-and continue to risk-beingbullied, humiliated, and often starved and beaten.Perhaps Tomorrow is Sandy's candid and poignant memoir as told toRichard Anderson, whom she met in Kuwait and later married.Itrecounts her struggle over several decades to save her family, her homeand herself from poverty, discrimination, violence andthe horrorsof a long civil war. It is a story of courage, personal risk, faith and amother's unwavering commitment towards ensuring a better life forher children.

About the author

Pooranam Elayathamby (Sandy) was born in Sri Lanka and workedas a housemaid in the Middle East for close to fifteen years. Shemarried Richard Anderson in 2001 and now lives in the U.S.Richard Anderson is Sandy's husband and spent a decade livingin the Middle East. A professor of architecture and urban planningfor over forty years, Anderson holds a bachelors in architecturefrom Stanford, a masters in urban planning from the University ofWashington, and a PhD in regional science from Michigan StateUniversity.

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Title: Perhaps Tomorrow- The Memoir Of A Sri Lankan Housemaid In The Middle East
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
Author: Pooranam Elayathamby With Richard Anderson
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9788193314166
No. of Pages: 256
Binding: Paperback

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