An inspiring story of courage, adaptation and determinaton -- a
year in the life of 11 refugee students entering universities
""Most journalists have stories they never forget. This is
When Debi Goodwin travelled to the Dadaab Refugee Camp in 2007 to
shoot a documentary on young Somali refugees soon coming to Canada,
she did not anticipate the impact the journey would have on her. A
year later, in August of 2008, she decided to embark upon a new
journey, starting in the overcrowded refugee camps in Kenya, and
ending in university campuses across Canada. For a year, she
recorded the lives of eleven very lucky refugee students who had
received coveted scholarships from Canadian universities,
guaranteeing them both a spot in the student body and permanent
residency in Canada. We meet them in the overcrowded confines of a
Kenyan refugee camp and track them all the way through a year of
dramatic and sometimes traumatic adjustments to new life in a
foreign country called Canada. This is a snapshot of a refugee's
first year in Canada, in particular a snapshot of young men and
women lucky and smart enough to earn their passage from refugee
camp to Canadian campus.
"From the Hardcover edition."
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