Queens Book Fair: Immigrant Stories That Inspire – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

  – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

It is important for immigrants to tell their stories. These stories nourish and provide inspiration to the community. They act as signals that guide and remind us about the old values that are sometimes forgotten in the one-line responses on social media. But more important, the stories become lessons for the young that must navigate their way in an environment that is far removed from that of their parents.

The young constantly hear of what life was like in Guyana, Trinidad, Suriname, Jamaica, and other places. They hear of the struggles of their parents and of their will to succeed. But these stories are not only confined to the Caribbean, and other faraway places. They are to be found in New York as well.

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  • Yuvraj Ramsaroop  On 11/25/2019 at 6:15 am

    My book is available at Amazon.com
    Barnes and Noble bookstores and Ebay
    ” Realizing the American Dream”
    …..The personal triumph of a Guyanese
    Yuvraj Ramsaroop

    • Trevor  On 11/25/2019 at 5:40 pm


      “Seeking a better life in Canada and USA”

      This is slowly vanishing away these days my friend. Even Freddie Kissoon had once acknowledged that despite his gratitude to Canada for giving him a scholarship.

      Trinidad was once an island where thousands of Guyanese would illegally overstay or even end up being smuggled in shipping containers, but today, Trinidad is worse than Baghdad when it comes to violence and casualties.

      This is why I prefer to stay here in Guyana rather than suffer in the ABC countries. It’s not what it used to be.

      Even a 0.02% royalty on Guyana’s estimated 25 billion barrels of oil with Suriname and French Guiana is way prosperous than living in poverty and homelessness freezing to death in NYC, London, Manchester, Birmingham, or Toronto.

  • dhanpaul narine  On 11/25/2019 at 2:38 pm

    Please send me your email, thanks

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