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IMMIGRATION, RACE AND SURVIVAL
From Trinidad to Canada: Living in Parallel Worlds
If you still think Canadians are not racist, this book will open your eyes to a different reality.
This memoir spans the author’s lifetime: childhood in Trinidad where classism is a theme throughout; immigration to Canada at the age of nineteen, which opened her eyes to the many challenges she would have to face to survive in this new country, a main one being that her “assumed identity” of a middle-class teenager with ancestors who were educated and well accomplished was different from the “assigned identity” given to her in Canada, that of a poor immigrant, uneducated, dishonest and untrustworthy.