- Question 3
- When African immigrants
come to Canada the culture shock forces them to forever give up their
traditional African heritage and culture.
Many immigrants like Opiyo Oloya find that when they initially came
to Canada, being African took second priority to adapting to their
new country. Oloya changed his name for a few years to Joseph. But
after he settled in to his new life, he took his traditional name
back and returned to his African roots. Now he writes a column for
Uganda's leading newspaper, The Vision, and hosts an African
music show on CIUT radio in Toronto--all as a way of remaining connected
to his native Uganda while at the same time contributing to his new
life in Canada.