Just Arrived

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Just Arrived

A Different World

Authors & Illustrator


Honorable Mention Book Award

Honorable Mention

Fiction > Romance > Multicultural


Emeka migrated to the U.S. from Nigeria, landing at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. He faced culture shock that posed a stark reality to adjust to a new lifestyle. He is misunderstood, as he had to choose to remain silent to hide his shortcomings often. His heavy accent, pronunciation of words, and their meanings impeded his enthusiasm to learn new terms and behaviors. However, with his endurance, setbacks, and trials of multiple wrongful arrests by the police, he still achieved success in a foreign land – graduated to MBA and PhD and secured a well-paid job. Emeka seeks love and might find it in Nicole, but his arrest for crimes he did not comit threatened the relationship. Finally, his love life with Nicole, an African American – happily married with a son – helped him to achieve his American dream. Emeka’s story is insightful and might dismantle the existing prejudices portrayed by the mainstream media and help individuals to appreciate that hard work and resilience pays in the end.