Whispers and Wailings: Untold Stories Of Migrant Workers In The Middle East by Khan Mosleh
From time immemorial, third-world countries’ migrant workers have fueled their economic wheel and set their family’s condition in motion by sacrificing their happiness in foreign lands, especially in the Middle East. In 2019, according to the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic Affairs (UNDESA), there were 35 million international migrant workers in the Arab Region. The World Bank reported that annual flows to low-and middle-income countries are likely to reach USD 550 billion in 2019.
The question is, how are these unfortunate working-class people being treated in the Middle East? How are their living conditions? How are they compensated for their hard labor? Before starting the journey to work in the Middle East, migrant workers need to know what they are about to face on foreign soil.
The author, Prof. Khan Mosleh, has done research work for eight years in the heart of the Middle East and interviewed hundreds of these migrant workers. This book is an eye-opener for all civilized people worldwide. “Whispers and Wailings” takes the wraps off the plight of such migrant workers alias ‘bond slaves’ on foreign soil. The book also familiarizes with the Arab and Muslim culture.
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Born in Kushtia, Bangladesh, and moved to the United States in March 1982. He currently teaches for the University of Maryland Global Campus in its European division. His first published book in the Bengali language, Atmaprokash (Self-revelation), was #3 best-selling on rokomari.com in Bangladesh. The second published book Shonar Horiner Khoje, the Bengali version of Whispers and Wailings, is also widely accepted by Bangladeshi readers.