The Odyssey of Our Ancestors
Emigrants from Africa (1982)
You disembark at Toronto where you are met by an immigration official. He takes you to your temporary lodgings where you will stay until you find a job and lodgings of your own. Ontario will not accept your teaching qualifications so you enrol in Teachers College. You find a job cleaning offices at night to help you with living expenses. Continue
You arrive in Toronto where you are met by a friend of your father. He gives you a job in his cleaning business and you live at his home until you get settled and find a place of your own. You fall in love with a member of your host's family and decide to stay in the cleaning business. Continue
You obtain your teaching qualifications for Ontario and find a job teaching in downtown Toronto. You work hard to lose your Ugandan accent. You join a theatre group and meet your future spouse who works as a nurse. You marry and buy a townhouse in the west part of Toronto. You both continue to work and to enjoy the theatre group.
You obtain your teaching qualifications but cannot find a job in Toronto. You move to Hamilton and accept a job in an insurance office. You become frustrated with teaching and decide to go back to school to study physiotherapy.
You marry into your host's family and take over many new duties in your father-in-law's business. You and your spouse have two children. You eventually buy out the business from your father-in-law who wants to retire and enjoy his grandchildren.
You marry into your host's family and move to Markham where you buy a house and start up a new branch of the business. The new business is doing well. You now have three children and you have joined several interest groups in the community.