An Immigrant`s Song

by Chandima Semasinghe



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/3/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 62
ISBN : 9781463433567

About the Book

When a warm summer is silently choked by a chilling autumn wind, the geese are compelled to leave the familiar pond they were born and brought up, which is also their comfort zone. The water on the other side is warm and inviting but the journey is difficult. As they make the exodus emotional ties are left behind and a soft wail of sorrow is heard. Can a wail of sorrow or a refrain in delirium turn into a song of celebration? ‘An Immigrant’s Song’ is a tale of survival as the author poetically and satirically unfolds the impact of loneliness and social isolation when values religious convictions and concepts of the East collide with those of the West. When familiarity fades and connections fail an immigrant finds consolation in the person Jesus Christ. Discover it in the Immigrant’s Song.

About the Author

Chandima Semasinghe ( Ratnayake) BA (Hons), M.A, Dip.Ed Chandima currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta Canada with her husband Rukmal , daughter Reshani and son Joel. As an immigrant from Srilanka she represents the unheard voice of many immigrants from diverse parts of the globe with vivid ethno cultural experiences. Having left her home country at the prime of her success she not only faced the challenge of starting life afresh but overcame religious – cultural conflicts. The God of my youth is another collection of poems published by her.