Crows or Wuya is a translated Chinese novel penned by the controversial writer from Beijing, Jiu Dang who depicted the life of Chinese women who flocked into Singapore with high hopes to get hitched by the Singaporean men. Singapore is viewed as the land of promise that symbolizes a hope out of poverty for these Chinese women. The Chinese women then had to be butterflies of the night to support themselves while, during the day, they went to English language schools to study.
The novel evoked controversial issues in both the mainland of China and Singapore as the public did not agree with the portrayal of Jiu Dan of Chinese women in Crows. That not all Chinese women resort to entertaining men at night just to lead a comfortable life in Singapore.
Rating: *** ( Very straight-forward and simple )