"When you leave a country to go to another, you lose everything you’ve made for yourself in your home. Your friends, your house and your memories. I always listen to my parent’s stories about how it was when they left Guyana to come to America. They were the first of their family to break away and leave Guyana to make a better life for themselves, just like Ashima and Ashoke had done in The Namesake. But instead of leaving my family there, my parents sponsored my grandparents because they knew life over here would be better for them. Then when my grandparents got here, they sponsored my aunt and they came here and so the tradition continued until all of my family was here. My parents knew that coming to America was a good idea because they wanted children and they didn’t want them to grow up in Guyana, because the education system isn’t as good as Americas and also because there’s no college in Guyana. Thanks to my parents, all of my family now has a better life including my brother and me."
Emigration-To leave one country or region to settle in another