Updated: Nov 30, 2018
Growing up in Africa, we used to sit around a fire after dinner, tell stories and listen to others sharing their stories. In these stories were embedded life lessons which we thoroughly enjoyed and assimilated to change the course of our lives. Some stories encouraged another to stay strong, hang in there, persevere through the storm, the storm will eventually pass. Some taught us great life lessons on navigating through ages, how to avoid dangers and being watchful of pitfalls ahead.
So was the birth of the Tales in Diaspora. A platform for sharing stories in Diaspora. When we meet in diaspora, we cannot help but reminisce on the past and share our challenges and successes, politics, football, business, religion, migration, families, marriages, occupations and the next big adventures.
Setting off the journey of sharing Tales in Diaspora with the “Tales of Living in Diaspora” book, and more book titles in the series on the way. The book captures the stories on why people left their homeland to reside in another country (diaspora). With the approximately 258 million immigrants' worldwide is the grass really greener on the other side?
Why not join the sixteen individuals as they share their candid experiences of the highs and the lows of living in Diaspora? Their honest accounts will;
Inspire immigrants to continue chasing their dreams and never to give up despite the challenges.
Encourage those contemplating migration not to look solely to another country to solve their problems.
Give insights to non-immigrants about the real difficulties migrants in their communities have encountered.
Through these real-life stories you will traverse the globe from India, Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe to Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the UAE and the USA. We hope this book will encourage and inspire you to share your own story when you get together, with friends, family and even strangers, maybe sitting around a fire or where ever you find that window of opportunity. Or it may inspire you to start writing your own story, share with us your thoughts. Visit our shop and get your copy of "Tales of Living in Diaspora" book, or our contact page to share your views and join our mailing list.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.