Kaanayo Nwachukwu

Country of Origin:

Nigeria

Themes:

Immigration, Black History/African Heritage, Racism/Discrimination, Identity & Heritage, Multiculturalism & Diversity, Adjusting to Life in Canada, Refugee Experiences

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Bio

My culture:

My tribe is Igbo and I speak Igbo. My cultural background is Igbo. My religion is Christianity but I also observe and respect the Igbo traditional religion. I observe my Igbo culture by eating Igbo foods, dressing like an Igbo, speaking Igbo at the slightest opportunity as well as being proud of my Igbo name and heritage. My immigration to Canada and subsequent adaptation are detailed in my 2010 book entitled, A Dream of Canada: An Incredible Story of Struggle and Overcoming.

My education:

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Igbo from Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Alberta

Graduate Certificate Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of King's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University, London, Ontario