Fortress of Poverty is a guidebook. The author’s personal story emerges from every line and is meant to be an example to readers. Difficulties and perseverance mark this path. Domestic workers will find food for thought, advice, and useful instructions to do their job better. With practical guidance, concrete examples and general discussions, this text immerses us in a reality to be discovered. Finally, the whole and last section devoted to cooking provides a challenge for all those who want to experiment with new flavours. There is no shortage of traditional and innovative recipes. However, this text presents the reader with much more than that. It discusses personal growth, career and life goals, losses, and wins. In short, everything that is part of everyone’s life and that makes it impossible not to empathise.
Delia Jose Comedis was born in her mother’s parents farm in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She obtained formal education with the degree of Liberal arts in English Literature, a double major in BA Economics, and minor in BS Psychology from Saint Louis University, Baguio City, The Philippines. Married to Ghassan Saleh Abu alhijaa, on May 6, 1989, before completing her BA English, they have been blessed with four children. She has divorced in May 2011, which made her struggle with her career in The Recruitment Agency.