Dubes 52's BLACK & CONFUSED IN THE UK 53/60 Shares Family's Experiences as Emigrants
Black & Confused in the UK 53/60 is an autobiographical tale of two young Afro-Caribbean boys, left behind in the West Indies by their parents, who emigrated to the United Kingdom to seek greener pastures and eke out a living for the sake of their children. The alien atmosphere, social discrimination, and the cold and damp climate failed to hinder their parents from their goals of a better life for the family.
When it was time for the two boys to leave the refuge of their kindly grandmother and follow their parents to the foreign land, fear and confusion gripped their hearts and minds. Their entry into a whole new different world was filled with strange new concepts and different people, coupled with the fact that their skin color immediately categorized them into the minority. Fifty-three out of the author's sixty years of existence, he and his brother had lived longer in this new land than they ever had in the place of their births.
Emigrants, members of a minority, and those who are thrust into alien or unusual environments and situations can wholly empathize with the author's experiences. Black & Confused in the UK 53/60 will also give readers unfamiliar with such life events a sobering insight on what thoughts and feelings dwell in the minds and hearts of those who are lost, confused, and far away from the place they call home.
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"Dubes 52" is now approaching sixty years of age, the majority of which he has spent in a land far from his birth place, the adjustments that enabled him to secure a living for his family. Reflecting back on the journey from a young boy to a grown man, some good and some not-so-good decisions are now beyond his power to change. He is a product of his environment partly due to the area lived and the people he interacted with, but mainly the guidance of his parents who were forever drumming into his skull the imperative to succeed. He is eternally grateful that he has lived a full life, avoiding a number of conflicts and skirmishes around the world, and was able to bring up a family and pass on certain aspects that he learned.
Black & Confused in the UK 53/60 * by Dubes 52
Publication Date: November 18, 2011
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 142 pages; 978-1-4653-0409-4
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