A Story of Resilience: Immigration, Migration and Trauma of Sub-Sahara African Women in Canada

Trafford Publishing
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In this book, I weave together personal stories of my struggles growing up in an African culture at a time when education for girls was given little consideration, and there were stories of the traumas of surviving a political coup and a violent relocating, with stories of other women who experienced their own pains of relocating. The book offers knowledge and insight to mental health and other professionals who work closely with these women who are involved in the struggle of integrating into new Canadian communities while carrying the baggage of pre- and postmigration trauma. Although my experience is not unique among other immigrant womens stories, it has given me a reason to appreciate each day that God blesses me with life, shelter, freedom from gunshots, and an abundance of resources. I am ever grateful that as immigrants and professional workers read this book, which is an interweaving of the comments of African immigrant women, excerpts from my own personal story, and the insights of others, they will encounter new perspectives about African immigrant women (hereafter AIR women). Specifically, the section of shared stories of pre- and postmigration trauma will shed knowledge on how to begin work with a clientele who come from similar backgrounds. I especially hope that readers will be encouraged to thankfully reflect on their own experiences as people who have the privilege of living in a country that is safe.
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About the author

Edith Ngene Kambere holds a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia. She worked at the Riverview Hospital specialized in mental health issues. For the last ten years, she has expanded her knowledge and experience supporting people with mental health issues at the Surrey Memorial Hospital. In addition, she has been instrumental in developing services for immigrants through Umoja Operation Compassion. She is a very effective community advocate for mental health services for immigrants in the Metro Vancouver area – Canada.

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Publisher
Trafford Publishing
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Published on
Jan 28, 2017
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Pages
226
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ISBN
9781490780184
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Women's Studies
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