A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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When African immigrants come to Canada the culture shock forces them to forever give up their traditional African heritage and culture.

False. 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.

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