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Immigrant breaks cultural barriers; achieves American Dream

Written by Featured Organization on 01 April 2013.

New book follows a new immigrant‚Äôs journey of assimilating into American middle class DALLAS ‚Äď In the mid-80s, Nigeria was a country torn apart by political strife causing many people to search for a better life abroad. Osaze Ehigiator shares the story of his immigration from Nigeria to the United States in his new book Thrill of the Rookie.

 

Upon his arrival in the U.S., Ehigiator experiences the generosity of others coupled with the challenges associated with culture shock and a language barrier. He worked a number of jobs in the food service industry during his first few years in the U.S. until he registered for college courses and took a job as a cab driver. As a cab driver, Ehigiator was thrust into the underbelly of American society, where poverty is rampant and the vulnerable are exploited.

‚ÄúThere is a separate society inside the United States run by pimps and outlaws,‚ÄĚ said Ehigiator. ‚ÄúThey operate under a different set of codes called the ‚ÄėEleventh Commandments‚Äô and exploit vulnerable people without pity or remorse.‚ÄĚ

Ehigiator hopes to expose this underground society in order to show Americans the exploitation that these people face on American soil.

Throughout the book, Ehigiator shows readers his journey chasing the American Dream and how through hard work and dedication, he achieves his dream of college education. Ehigiator holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree and has successfully assimilated into the American middle-class.

‚ÄúThe American Dream is attainable by anyone who applies themselves and stays focused,‚ÄĚ said Ehigiator. ‚ÄúThe U.S. is still the best land of opportunity in the world for anyone with a good work ethic and special talents.‚ÄĚ

By sharing his experiences, Ehigiator hopes to inspire and provide a guide for immigrants looking to come to the U.S. as well as remind all American citizens to be thankful for their country.

Thrill of the Rookie
By Osaze Ehigiator
Hardcover, $29.95
Paperback, $16.95
Kindle, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-4772-3742-7

Available at www.amazon.com, www.bn.com and www.authorhouse.com.

About the author

Osaze Ehigiator arrived in the United States with less than $400 in his pocket in the summer of 1985. He has since gained a bachelor’s and master’s degree and is a successful business owner. He resides in Plano, Texas.