Hsiao-Hung Pai is the author of Ciao Ousmane: The Hidden Exploitation of Italy’s Migrant Workers (Hurst, January 2021), a journalist and writer, whose website is here. Her previous books include 'Angry White People: Coming Face-to-face with the British Far-right' (Zed Books / University of Chicago Press, 2016), 'Chinese Whispers' (Penguin, 2008) which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2009; 'Scattered Sand: The Story of China's Rural Migrants' (Verso, 2012); and 'Invisible: Britain's Migrant Sex Workers' (Saqi, 2013). Hsiao-Hung Pai's work appears in The Guardian, where she reported on the Morecambe cockle-picking tragedy. Her undercover investigation on undocumented Chinese migrants was the basis for Nick Broomfield’s acclaimed film 'Ghosts'.
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