Author: Sisonke Msimang
Summary: “Brutally and uncompromisingly honest, Sisonke’s beautifully crafted storytelling enriches the already extraordinary pool of young African women writers of our time.” ―Graça Machel, widow of former South African president Nelson Mandela
Born in exile, in Zambia, to a guerrilla father and a working mother, Sisonke Msimang is constantly on the move. Her parents, talented and highly educated, travel from Zambia to Kenya and Canada and beyond with their young family. Always the outsider, and against a backdrop of racism and xenophobia, Sisonke develops her keenly perceptive view of the world. In this sparkling account of a young girl’s path to womanhood, Sisonke interweaves her personal story with her political awakening in America and Africa, her euphoria at returning to the new South Africa, and her disillusionment with the new elites. Confidential and reflective, Always Another Country is a search for belonging and identity: a warm and intimate story that will move many readers.
Sisonke Msimang is one of the most exciting contemporary female black voices in literature. Now based in Perth, Australia, she regularly contributes to publications like The Guardian, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times. She has over 20,000 followers on Twitter @Sisonkemsimang. Her TED Talk,“If a story moves you, act on it,” has been viewed over 1.3 million times. (Goodreads)
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Author: Anar Ali
Summary: A portrait of a Muslim family–from the heady days in Uganda to hard times in a new country, and the tragic accident that forces them to confront the ghosts of the past.
It’s 1998. And Mansoor Visram has lived in Canada for 25 years, ever since dictator Idi Amin expelled South Asians from Uganda.
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Author: Frances Lemon
Summary: This book is a complete guide to daily life in Canada, from finding a home to finding work or even setting up a business from scratch. Live & Work in Canada is illustrated with first-hand accounts from people living in Canada and is full colour, with numerous maps and photographs throughout. Set out to be easily accessible, each chapter guides you through the practicalities of a move to Canada, from setting up home to finding a job. In particular, it gives advice on renting accommodation, opening the right bank account, finding your ideal home, obtaining a competitive mortgage and making the most of your leisure time. There is also easy access to urgent information such as emergency phone numbers, laws and regulations and healthcare advice.The employment section of the book covers vital information, such as the skills and trades most in demand, permanent, seasonal and temporary work, salaries, working hours and holidays, trade unions and contracts, starting or buying your own business and MORE! Source: amazon.com
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Author: Sue Lawrence
Summary: On honeymoon and two months pregnant, Sue, a Canadian living in the Netherlands, discovers a lump in her breast. This is her raw, unpolished diary as she navigates the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Brutally honest, she faces the overwhelming terror of the road ahead – for herself and her unborn daughter. This remarkable and compelling memoir will empower others to feel whatever they need to feel as they battle this disease. Raw and inspirational. – Source: Expatnest.com
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Author: Eva Hoffman
Summary: This remarkable book is Eva Hoffman’s personal story of her experiences as an emigre who loses and remakes her identity in a new land and translates her sense of self into a new culture and a different language. Source: amazon.com
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Author: Julien Valat
Summary: Le Québec renoue avec son histoire. La Belle province est à nouveau une terre majeure d’immigration française. Son dynamisme économique aspire des dizaines de milliers de Français et de francophones chaque année. Un phénomène qui explose avec la crise économique persistante en Europe. Exemple de cet engouement , en 2014, les quotas de visas vacances travail s’écoulent en quelques minutes auprès des jeunes Français. Dans Vivre le Québec, Julien Valat nous raconte la vie québécoise par le détail. Depuis l’immigration jusqu’à la location d’appartement, en passant par les études, le travail, les enfants, la culture, etc. Toutes les clés pour réussir votre projet au Québec — Source: hikari-editions.com
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