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The Life of an Immigrant Black Woman

Hardship and loss of freedom comes to mind as I think about an immigrant black woman. If they had other forms of persuasion other then the “glamour” or positive side of England that they heard about through tales, would they less enthused and reluctant of being the follower. Would the immigrant black woman still be as naïve?

Once becoming a part of a different society, she has to adapt to the ways that she is unfamiliar with. She has to erase in a form of what she knows and feels is correct to from her true self. “I am staring painfully at an image. My image? No! – what is left of what once used to be my image”. (Darko p1) The immigrant black woman doesn’t seem to feel whole as she lacks love from her husband, her family and her village. When she enters upon England, she is shown at once that she is the lesser of importance. “You must know, my dear young lady, that in Lagos you may be a million publicity officers for the Americans, you may be earning a million pounds a day; you may have hundreds o servants: you may be living like an elite, but the day you land in England, yo…

 

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