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Changing Worlds : Diary of a Jamaican-Canadian Experience

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ISBN: 0595318177
Издательство: iUniverse, Inc.
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 186
Book DescriptionBetween July 1999 and June 2000, 173,210 immigrants arrived in Canada, among them 6,196 Caribbean nationals. Most settled in Toronto, enhancing its burgeoning multiculturalism, but Evangeline's family chose Ottawa instead--a city known asthe coldest posting a Jamaican diplomat could receive. Evangeline discovers more about Canada the hard way. Although from 1994 to 2001 the United Nations declared Canada the best country of abode, Evangeline confirms that there are at least two sides to this, as to every other story. Minority status and its unfamiliar problems, subtle pressures to conform to new moulds, unemployment and family reunification hurdles dog the positives of the resettling experience. But active faith and steadfast purpose bring triumph in each circumstance. Jamaica, never far from Evangeline's heart, becomes a place to pray for, to visit on family matters, and the target of plans for entrepreneurial "snowbird" escapes. As...