Refugee stories that inspire, challenge assumptions and show success

Lucky OnesPublished in May 2013 by Anne Mahon, The Lucky Ones: African Refugees' Stories of Extraordinary Courage is a collection of distinct personal stories of Africans who have made Canada - and Winnipeg - their home. These inspiring and courageous short narratives demonstrate that once relocated to safety and a new home, new challenges must be overcome. They also show that despite the loss, culture shock, language barriers and financial issues, most refugees manage not only to survive but to flourish -- making successful, meaningful lives for themselves and their families.

Copies of The Lucky Ones can be ordered online from Great Plains Publishing in Manitoba or signed out from local libraries like branches of the Winnipeg public library. All author proceeds from the sale of this book will go to micro-lending opportunities for business and community projects at SEED Winnipeg and to entrance bursaries at the University of Winnipeg for the African community of Manitoba.