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Double Passage: The Lives of Caribbean Migrants Abroad and Back Home
by George Gmelch
University of Michigan Press, 1993
Cloth: 978-0-472-09478-3 | Paper: 978-0-472-06478-6
Library of Congress Classification JV7331.D67 1992
Dewey Decimal Classification 325.72981


Double Passage presents, in their own words, the lives and experiences of thirteen men and women from the island of Barbados who emigrated to North America and Britain and then years later returned home. They tell of their decisions to leave the familiarity and security of home for an uncertain future in cities of the industrial world; they explain what it is like to be black and immigrant in the predominantly white societies they settled in; and they reveal their struggles to find work and decent housing, to develop new relationships, and to save enough money to be able to return home and assume the affluent lifestyle expected of returnees. Double Passage is an extraordinary book that is able both to inform and to entertain.

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