Changing Worlds: Diary of a Jamaican-Canadian Experience

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iUniverse, 15. jul. 2004 - 200 sider
Revision date: February 2015 Between July 1999 and June 2000, 173,210 immigrants arrived in Canada, including 6,196 Caribbean nationals. Most settled in Toronto, enhancing its burgeoning multiculturalism; but Evangelines family chose Ottawa instead - a city known as the 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 molds, unemployment and family reunification hurdles dog the resettling experience. However, active faith and steadfast purpose bring triumph in each circumstance. Jamaica, never far from Evangelines heart, becomes a target for prayer as well as a destination for family visits and snowbird escapes. As recipient of Jamaicas 1992 Governor Generals Award for the parish of St. Andrew, Evangeline remains patriotic. She continues to support the community outreach projects of Christian Life Fellowship in Jamaica, and the work of the Jamaica House of Prayer.

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Sundays Child
5
Is This Where Its At?
14
SIN Number?
20
Jamaica Jamaica
26
The Cold Hard Facts
32
Rivers of Life
38
Streetwise
44
Water Water Everywhere
56
OCTranspo
77
Eyes to See Ears to Hear
84
Spring Summer
92
Summer Fruit
103
A Years Worth of Lessons
112
Whatsoever Things are Lovely
122
Appendix Dear Jamaica
135
Bibliography
167

A Cold Sweat
64
Millennium
70

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Om forfatteren (2004)

M. Evangeline Anderson migrated from Jamaica to Canada in 1999 with her husband and two of their children. They live in multicultural Ottawa, having resumed their careers and education, and having overcome the hurdles facing immigrants in doing so. Changing Worlds chronicles their first two years, with humour, candour and their Christian faith.

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