Winners of literature awards for migrants gather in Taipei
Sep 30, 2018CultureComments Off on Winners of literature awards for migrants gather in Taipei
Taipei, The leading literature awards for immigrants and migrant workers were presented Sunday in Taipei to the winners, who come from Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
According to Hsiao Shu-chen (???), head of the National Museum of Taiwan Literature, their writing has enriched Taiwan's literary landscape and promotes cultural understanding.
"We are grateful to all the participants in the competition. Your entries have made Taiwanese literature richer and more splendid," Hsiao said at the award ceremony.
Now in its fifth year, 553 pieces of work written in Tagalog, Indonesian, Vietnamese, or Thai by immigrants or migrant workers in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia were submitted to the 2018 Taiwan Literature Awards for Migrants, making it the largest of its type in the world.
Loso Abdi, from Indonesia, won the top prize and the Teen Choice Award for his piece titled Tentang Cinta (About Love), a portrayal of the love a migrant caretaker bestows upon a Taiwanese child with special needs whom she looks after.