Greener from a Distance
128 Pages
English
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Greener from a Distance

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128 Pages
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Albert�s life dream is to immigrate to the USA, to seek greener pastures. After several failed attempts, he finally gets a visa. Then he arrives the USA hoping for a bright and easy future. Before long he hears stories of desperation, struggles and a few successes. Desperation is portrayed by Mola aka Mboma who adopts a dead man�s identity in order to stay in the USA and by Bruno who marries a US-born woman as his ticket to the USA, knowing fully well that she was leading a double life. Struggles are seen in Paul and Matt who have to work more than two times harder to barely survive in the USA. However, Samson, the surgeon is an example of a success story. Albert has to decide whether to stay in the USA, concoct a story for asylum and chase the dream that has proven elusive for many, or go back to his reality in Cameroon. Though the pasture may actually be greener on the other side for some, it takes a tremendous amount of work and dedication to keep it that way. Realising that the life in the Diaspora is not a bed of roses as portrayed by some Cameroonians, he decides to return to his modest job in Cameroon. Although this book could be considered a cautionary tale about immigration, it is also about the corruption that has overtaken Cameroon and its people.

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Published 20 May 2013
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EAN13 9789956790197
Language English
Document size 5 MB

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Charles Nfon
Greener from a Distance Stories from the Diaspora Charles Nfon
L a ng a a R esea rch & P u blishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda
Publisher: LangaaRPCIG Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.comwww.langaa-rpcig.net Distributed in and outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookcollective.com
ISBN: 9956-790-65-6 ©Charles Nfon 2013
DISCLAIMER All views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Langaa RPCIG.
Table of Contents Introduction…………………………………….. v 1: American visa………………………………… 1 2: America here I come…………………………. 7 3: At the airport………………………………… 15 4: Identity Relay………………………………… 21 5: Marriages of convenience…….………………. 65 6: Paul, the powerful……………………………. 81 7: Matt, the cheat……………………..…………. 93 8: What about a success story?...................................101 9: To stay or not to stay………………………….109 Notes to the Reader……………….……………. 117
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Introduction In transhumance, man and livestock move from the dry pasture in the mountains to the greener grass in the valleys. The reward, the green patches of grass along the banks of rivers and lakes, can often be seen from a distance. So man and animals proceed knowing with some certainty what lies ahead. Similarly, people move from developing countries to the developed world in search of better lives…seeking greener pastures. However, the greener pasture in that far away country is often a matter of perception. It is a dream, which, in most cases ends up being just that…a dream. Still many around the world yearn to be part of that dream especially the American dream and Albert Ndifon was no exception.
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