By Ana María Quevedo.
While dealing with numerous emotional, physical and cultural changes and challenges, newcomers to any country in the world have to go through a period of adjustment. A time typically spent “on their own,” trying to desperately find clues to their new lives. Living in a Double World -A Practical Guided Tour Through the Immigration Experience- attempts to answer many of the questions immigrants have to face.
Written by an immigrant for an immigrant audience, this book is also valuable for all those who want to better understand the world of an immigrant. This unique how-to guide features simple guidelines and examples in the hope that immigrant readers will have an easier, positive, and successful adaptation.
While many books offer the story of immigrant America, Living in a Double World -A Practical Guided Tour Through the Immigration Experience- focuses not only on how to become an immigrant but also a key player and contributor to the well-being of its new society. This may seem idealistic to some, but accomplishing such a level is at the core of a successful immigration.
As with many immigrants, I have gone, and continue to go, through many steps. And, as often happens, I too have lost my way several times. The purpose of my writing this book is to offer an exclusive peek at personal and other positive immigration experiences to those walking today in our footsteps.
Immigration is nothing but giving ourselves a second chance in life. A second fresh start. It means adapting. Keeping the best of our past identity while reshaping ourselves. In sum, the entire process of immigration should make us feel compelled to build a better self. If we do, no matter how long and tiring the journey seems, we will look back some day and say to ourselves: it was worth it.