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Immigrant stories, or traveller’s tales, have been told for ages. From Homer’s Odyssey, to Dante’s travels across the various other-worlds, to Pilgrim’s Progress, to Michener’s tales of mass immigration, to the tales of displacements taking place after wars and ethnic conflicts, to the recent flood of “Asian immigrant comes to North America” books, we have been engaged, entertained, educated and enlightened with these “quest” stories and novels.
Writers who have never had the immigrant experience have also delved into their ancestral pasts to bring us stories of their forebears who first... (more)
...the unemployed or underemployed are those now 50-60 year old once-skilled workers and their progeny, the 20-30 year-olds who received a university education and an attitude as a reward from their parents; a whole segment of the middle class relegated to the wings while a new crop of skilled immigrants replace them. The dating game will make it easier to say, “Screw the locals, they cost too much and have higher expectations, let’s bring in the lean, mean and hungry.”
I still believe in the immigrant dream. It’s a rich experience that grows the soul, if not the pocket book.... (more)
Why would a travel expert be reviewing a novel about the immigrant experience in Canada? To me it’s fairly obvious that the concept of peregrinations--that is, travel around the world -- is not restricted to leisure or corporate travellers, but is a vital component in the search for self, for security and for the sometimes illusive ideal of ‘a home’.
In addition, those who promote travel in order to discover our globe, are acutely attuned to the phenomenon of ‘the shrinking planet’ whereby the world is drawn together sympathetically, emotionally, and empathetically by those who travel,... (more)
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