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Beyond the Journey : Women's Stories of Settlement and Community Building in Canada
     

Beyond the Journey : Women's Stories of Settlement and Community Building in Canada

by Althea Prince (Editor)
 
Beyond the Journey features the voices of women who have experienced the challenge of living in Canada's immigrant communities. Some women were brought to Canada as children, while others immigrated as adults; yet others were born in Canada to immigrant parents. The women chronicle their journey of settlement in Canada through life-writing, poetry, and essays. In all

Overview

Beyond the Journey features the voices of women who have experienced the challenge of living in Canada's immigrant communities. Some women were brought to Canada as children, while others immigrated as adults; yet others were born in Canada to immigrant parents. The women chronicle their journey of settlement in Canada through life-writing, poetry, and essays. In all instances, they focused on reaching for a sense of belonging in Canada as they engaged in community building. This required transcending their "immigrantness" to create that new reality. While the end result is gratifying, the journey required adapting to the culture shock, alienation, and loss of identity that are inevitably part of the immigrant's experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554831111
Publisher:
Litdistco
Publication date:
10/25/2013
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Althea Prince was born in Antigua, the Caribbean, and has lived in Canada, the US, and England. She has taught sociology, first at York University and the University of Toronto, and now teaches at Ryerson University–The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, where she won the Kay Livingstone Award in 2011. Dr. Prince is known for her work as an essayist and fiction writer. Her published works include The Politics of Black Women's Hair (cultural studies), Being Black (cultural studies), Loving This Man (novel), Ladies of the Night (stories), Feminisms and Womanisms: A Women's Studies Reader (co-editor), and How the Starfish Got to the Sea (children).

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