This First Person column is written by Francisca Mandeya of Iqaluit. Read more about CBC North First Person columns here.
I had never considered the possibility of ever leaving Zimbabwe and my children to settle in Nunavut. But eight years ago I did just that — and I am grateful for the life I found here.
I was a die-hard Zimbabwean — a daughter of the soil — but I landed in frozen Iqaluit on Dec. 24, 2014. I had nothing but two suitcases and my mbira [an African folk instrument].
Nelson Mandela once said, “it is always impossible until it is done.”
The backstory of how an African woman got to
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