America is “God’s Own Country” to Many Nigerians

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Author Christopher Osagie’s new memoir reveals his trials and successes as an immigrant to the United States.

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In “The Man from Africa: The Cultural Differences Experienced by an African Immigrant Living in the United States” (published by iUniverse), author Christopher Osagie describes the cultural differences he experienced when he moved from Africa to the United States.

“As new arrivals, immigrants from Africa experience cultural shocks in the United States,” Osagie says. “However, they appreciate the abundance of opportunities available in the country and are willing to work hard in order to be more successful than in their original countries.”

Osagie notes that in Nigeria, and many other African countries, immigrating to the United States is a common dream. The United States is usually referred to as “God’s own country” because of the perceived limitless opportunities available to all those willing to work hard in order to achieve their individual ambitions. Consequently, Nigerians with successful careers – even established professionals such as medical doctors, lawyers and engineers – choose to leave behind all that they have achieved in order to immigrate to the United States, where they believe they will have the opportunity to attain even more.

The Man from Africa was written to enlighten new immigrants from other countries in Africa and from all over the world about what to expect if they choose to immigrate to the United States. “Anyone who is ready and willing to work hard,” he says, “can find success here.”

About the Author
Christopher Osagie is an African immigrant from Nigeria, West Africa. Upon arriving in the United States, he worked as a pest control technician. He now works as a poultry specialist and is involved in agricultural development in other countries. He lives in Maryland.

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