Written for all ages and cultural backgrounds, this extraordinary story takes less than three hours of listening time, but the insights can last a lifetime, with knowledge you can hand down to future generations.
This book reveals hard and unknown truths about relocation, change and integration. And focuses on crucial tactics to Adopt and Adapt to Achieve your goals for the big move.
The author of the book writes from two decades of personal experiences and research in relocating from Africa to Australia - the many successes to enjoy, the pitfalls to avoid, and principles for guidance. The narrative includes snippets from his in-depth interactions with diverse members of the community including immigrants, students, professionals, locals, service providers, workers, business people, government officials, and policymakers.
When you know the real stories of real people, you can prepare yourself better on how to deal with change. You can be careful not to repeat mistakes and go on with less stress and more success in your journey even as you consider your family, career and healthy ageing.
There is so much that is different about the Western world. As migrants, we need to shift our mindsets and approaches if we are to integrate well. Everything from our socio-cultural practices - such as disciplining children - to our geopolitical outlook, needs to be revisited. But even so, we need to maintain a balance - not forgetting our roots, culture and heritage.
Non-immigrants will find useful hints and tips in reading this book given the increasing need for cultural integration in our schools, workplaces, neighbourhoods and communities.