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Home away from home

By alagbe003 (M)August 23, 2016, 09:51:29 AM
Guangzhou, China - African migrants have been arriving in Guangzhou, China's third largest city ever since the Chinese economic boom began in the late 1990s.

Current estimates put their numbers anywhere from 20,000 to 200,000. The latter figure would place their population at almost two percent of Guangzhou's 13 million residents. In any event, Guangzhou's Africans constitute Asia's largest African community. The majority of them reside in a 10 square kilometre area in the central districts of Yuexiu and Baiyun locally known as "Chocolate City".

Many of Guangzhou's Africans are short term residents who arrive by plane on 30-day tourist visas with little more than the clothes on their backs and as much Chinese yuan as they and their families can cobble together. Their plan is to purchase cheap goods to sell back home, which may be anywhere from Lagos, Nigeria, to Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Abubakkar Barrie, 32, an MBA student from Sierra Leone, manages other traders' shipping by selling space in shipping containers. "I came to China because it is the centre of international business," he says.

Although he is excited by the opportunities available in Guangzhou, Barrie admits that there are cultural barriers for Africans in Guangzhou. "Although I work with many Chinese, I have never once been invited to their homes."

Barrie's friend Bah Umaru Alpha, 26, is worried about the Ebola outbreak in his home town of Kerema, but with his own business to run, a wife and a nine-month-old child, returning home is out of the question.

Unlike African migrants who have children with Chinese nationals, African couples in China have no access to state healthcare and education. “As my son gets older, I'm worried about him being allowed to go to school. He was born here, but he doesn't have the same rights as Chinese children,” Alpha said.


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Home away from home
« on: August 23, 2016, 09:51:29 AM »

Re: Home away from home

By alagbe003 (M)August 23, 2016, 09:53:25 AM


Re: Home away from home

By alagbe003 (M)August 23, 2016, 09:54:55 AM


Re: Home away from home

By alagbe003 (M)August 23, 2016, 09:59:57 AM


Re: Home away from home

By naijarian (F)September 06, 2016, 10:40:38 AM
Simple.
Come.back to your real home.


Re: Home away from home

By alagbe003 (M)September 15, 2016, 02:47:14 PM
Simple.
Come.back to your real home.
one can be at home anywhere. Once the place is conducive


Re: Home away from home

By naijarian (F)September 17, 2016, 05:39:51 PM
one can be at home anywhere. Once the place is conducive
it does not sound like that place was, does it? :w


Re: Home away from home

By GideonSeptember 25, 2016, 07:28:07 PM
There are some places in the world that cannot be tagged as "home".. it is better if one stays in natural habitat or environment and develop oneself within such habitat.


Re: Home away from home

By Joyous (F)December 18, 2016, 02:44:05 PM
Simple.
Come.back to your real home.
you think that it is as simple as you say it.


Re: Home away from home

By naijarian (F)December 18, 2016, 09:59:32 PM
you think that it is as simple as you say it.
it is not. Nothing is ever easy but it shouldn't stop us from trying it.
They may turn out better when they come back


Re: Home away from home

By Joyous (F)December 19, 2016, 03:14:09 PM
it is not. Nothing is ever easy but it shouldn't stop us from trying it.
They may turn out better when they come back
. If wishes were horses beggars will ride.  Anyway shaa we will still be trying


Re: Home away from home

By naijarian (F)December 20, 2016, 02:55:40 AM
. If wishes were horses beggars will ride.  Anyway shaa we will still be trying
I understand though. Many don't want to come back unless they have something to come back to. You can't come back to a country that is riddles with vices and still join in d hustle. But ehnn, if the living condition out of s country is hard. It is better to face the hardship here than hustle through hardship in another man's country.

May God ease ur affairs


Re: Home away from home

By Joyous (F)December 24, 2016, 10:02:33 AM
I understand though. Many don't want to come back unless they have something to come back to. You can't come back to a country that is riddles with vices and still join in d hustle. But ehnn, if the living condition out of s country is hard. It is better to face the hardship here than hustle through hardship in another man's country.

May God ease ur affairs
And if you there come back with nothing, Then you will see wickedness in highest places ;D


Re: Home away from home

By naijarian (F)December 24, 2016, 03:56:44 PM
And if you there come back with nothing, Then you will see wickedness in highest places ;D
true. Mockery at most. I was mocked but ignored them, now they knock for stipends
Nigerians can mock!!! Buh one will just turn a blind eye, deaf ear.


Re: Home away from home

By Joyous (F)December 25, 2016, 11:50:54 AM
true. Mockery at most. I was mocked but ignored them, now they knock for stipends
Nigerians can mock!!! Buh one will just turn a blind eye, deaf ear.
Yaa , That's the right word mockery. But no one knows tomorrow. The best thing is to make sure you have a house , even if you don't eat nobody knows. But trust me you gotta have a plan before embarking on such journey of returning back.


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