More and more African refugees seek asylum in richer European countries. However, the people in these countries often do not understand the social background of African immigrants. This usually leads to misunderstandings and contempt towards immigrants. A little bit of knowledge makes all the difference. Bakary Sidibe’s stories about his life and his explanations about his Gambian society help us to feel more connected with the newcomers and to understand them as people with their own history and values.
Bakary Sidibe also shows us how the destabilising influence of the colonial rulers on the traditional social, economic and political structures of African societies still affects the life of the people today. Their young men with no employment and no perspectives at home are now seeking their fortunes in Europe.
People who live in an area that is popular with African immigrants will find the information in “Changing Times” by Ulla Fels and Bakary Sidibe very helpful if they would like to understand their new neighbours a bit better. Some common misunderstandings between native inhabitants and newcomers can easily be avoided when both sides seek to learn more about the other. While immigrants are often willing to learn, they regularly find that locals are not interested in their new neighbour’s culture and history. This book would like to tear down a few walls between different cultures and pave the way to a better understanding.
“Changing Times” by Ulla Fels and Bakary Sidibe is now available from tredition or can alternatively be ordered by using ISBN 978-3-7323-9138-7. The main aim of the tredition publishing house is to provide young and unknown authors with the chance to publish their own books, and to offer cooperations to publishers and book sellers. Tredition publishes books across all media types, distribute them in the book industry, and also actively market books since October 2012.
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