I worked at an international school in Pretoria, South Africa for many years. The Filipino nannies often asked for help in getting away from their ‘employers’ . more often than not from the UAE an Saudi. They were not in such dire situations but they were trapped far from home with no way out and no way back. Might not have been as abject a slavery but it was servitude of a forced nature. There are times when all our progress, benefits, and advantages seem to come on the backs of others. Thanks for tell this story.


Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.

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