Caribbean Roots in Canadian Soil is the exploration of the uncertain childhood, adolescence and youth of the author, born in 1939 in Jamaica. It traces the journey of the child from his rural origins to his transfer to urban Kingston, his decade-long existence in Kingston and his emigration to Canada in 1955.
Oshawa, Ontario of the 1950s – a time of significant change and tensions – is the backdrop to his integration into North American life.
The narrative is well-supported by sixteen colour illustrations by the young and accomplished Victoria artist and illustrator Greg Moran. Greg also did the cover design.