New Book Follows Immigrant’s Eventful Transition to Life in Canada

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Author Nyaradzo Jowa’s book explores what it is like to transfer to a foreign land

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Author Nyaradzo (Jowa), in her book Transition from Africa to Diaspora, tells the story of a young woman who arrives in a foreign land. Helpful for those who have plans of migrating, this novel highlights the challenges and struggles of Chipo as an immigrant and how she, despite the odds, managed to overcome the obstacles that came her way.

“Life is such a great teacher,” Chipo says, after finally settling in Canada. When she first arrived in the country in August 2001, she was a refugee, and her life was filled with uncertainty. As a young woman from a rural village in Africa, she did not have enough knowledge of what to expect in a foreign place. Her plans of migrating were born out of a problem back home, in Zimbabwe. She needed a way to save herself and her child.

In Canada, she was faced with trials that people back home never thought would happen. “We were told that once you get overseas, you can just start working even the next day,” said Chipo. “People made it sound very easy and so simple.” But Chipo had to look for a job, process immigration papers, find a decent apartment all at once. With perseverance, she was able to accomplish everything she needed.

Throughout the situations and circumstances Chipo faced, she learned a lot of things. She had learned to appreciate people around her and her family as well as not to take things for granted. In the same way, the author hopes that through her book, Transition from Africa to Diaspora, she can inspire readers to overcome trials that come their way.

Furthermore, this book also gives readers a glimpse into the culture and people of Canada – what life in this county entails.

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About the Author
Nyaradzo Mutsauri (Jowa) was born in Bikita Masvingo, Zimbabwe. She attended different schools and later did her post secondary education at Crescent College in Harare. She worked with Dimon Zimbabwe before she migrated to Canada. She is a single mother of two children and this book is dedicated to her late son Simbarashe.

Transition from Africa to Diaspora * by Nyaradzo Jowa
Publication Date: June 14, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 56 pages; 978-1-4771-1515-2
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 56 pages; 978-1-4771-1516-9
eBook; $8.99; 978-1-4771-1517-6

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