Migration is a journey; it should not be viewed or treated merely as a destination
New York, New York (PRWEB) April 25, 2014
When she found out that the frustrations, hardships and difficulties of settling as an immigrant were not unique to her but was the experience of many other immigrants like herself, Angie Manning Edusei decided to publish her first self-help book for immigrants. Little did she know that not only immigrants, but citizens of host territories and those who have never traveled would also benefit from her work. In this book, Edusei seems breathlessly in pursuit of “happy” but not for herself as she embraces the entire global community of immigrants, who are constantly changing themselves in this pursuit to fit into a new society while all the time assimilating at the risk of losing their own identity. The book’s full title “Lost Crossing BroadWay: 40 Survival Lessons for the Wise Immigrant” encapsulates the challenges of the author’s own experiences when she chose to uproot her family from Jamaica seven years ago, to live in the United States. Edusei believes her book, which is based on some of her own experiences, is the immigrant’s guide to achieving stability and success.
Following a successful launch of the book in New York, Manning Edusei headed for the Caribbean, launching it also in Kingston, Jamaica. There, close to a million radio and television viewers listened to her advice that the grass is only as green as we make it. “The grass only appears greener on the other side until you get to the other side” said Manning Edusei as she addressed a group of philanthropists at a Kiwanis Club of Kingston luncheon. Manning Edusei’s most recent stint was her book tour in Ghana, West Africa where she visited 6 of the 10 Regions of that country during its 57th Independence celebrations in March 2014. Whether the book curbs the plague of illegal immigration or not or whether less people choose to move legally overseas or not, this book is an eye-opener, providing a formula to travelers on how to settle with as little stress as possible.
Angie Manning Edusei’s work of three decades spans as many continents including North & South America, Europe and Africa as both a regionalist and a global mover and shaker of people’s rights. The former CEO of Jamaica’s Consumer Affairs Commission was the powerhouse behind the shaping of the Consumer Protection Act (2005) in Jamaica and one of the leading voices in the movement to harmonize consumer protection in the Caribbean. Her move to the United States expanded into various countries where her sense of fairness sharpened her advocacy for multiculturalism and a deeply committed philosophy of “one world one people.”
Manning Edusei states that her intention is to inform and empower readers and to narrow the numerous gaps - perceived and real - between immigrants and citizens of host countries. She said that immigrants and non-immigrants are the same and one should enlighten the other in the immigration process. Her work she believes will “foster understanding and enlighten people about the pitfalls and challenges of making a new home in a new country.”
· Paperback: 168 pages
· Publisher: Infinity Publishing (May 30, 2013)
· Language: English
· ISBN-10: 0741483432
· ISBN-13: 978-0741483430
· Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
· Shipping Weight: 8 ounces · Average Customer Review:5.0 out of 5 stars
About the Author: “Lost Crossing BroadWay: 40 Survival Lessons for the Wise Immigrant” is Angie Manning Edusei’s first published book. It is a story and a recipe for surviving the obstacle course that faces immigrant families who dare to leave their birth country to start a new life in a new country. The book challenges immigrants to rethink the stereotypical knee-jerk responses and attitudes towards attaining legal status and achieving financial independence especially in countries such as the US, Canada and the UK. Angie Manning Edusei is a people advocate, economist, educator, investment banker and leader with a passion for serving her community. Her service and travels across the world, has broadened her understanding of the multiplicity of needs, perspectives and issues impacting a wide cross-section of peoples and cultures. Manning Edusei’s website: http://www.angiemanning.com serves as a resource for immigrants.