In 2017, Amrit Singh experienced the deaths of his grandmother and uncle. Soon after, his mother was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Raised in a family that lacked open communication among each other, Amrit struggled to understand his place in the world as the lives and histories of the people closest to him were being lost to time.
When the family comes together to care for his mother over the course of her treatment, Amrit begins a journey of unearthing and preserving the stories of his elders. He discovers the details of his father's years travelling undocumented and working at sea, the political and economic factors that sparked his family's relocation out of Punjab, the challenges they faced as new immigrants in Canada, and how key moments of his life still connect to his parents' migration.
'Keep Moving On' is a memoir that finds parallels between family members born in different eras and circumstances, and explores themes of mental health, intergenerational trauma, religion, death, and race through the lens of Amrit's upbringing as a first generation Sikh-Canadian. It is a story of discovery, hope, resilience, and the importance of making the most of the present.
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About the Author
Best known as the rapper Noyz, Amrit has performed across North America and the UK, and has graced stages at SXSW and the Toronto International Film Festival. Amrit is also the co-host of The Immigrant Hustle, a podcast where he and B Magic interview individuals to discuss their stories as immigrants and children of immigrants. Through this work, Amrit aims to create a space where readers and listeners feel seen and connected with humanity.
'Keep Moving On' is Amrit's first book. Follow him on all social media platforms @noyzhiphop, or visit his website www.noyzhiphop.com for more information.