The forgotten diaspora of Chinese-Jamaicans

For gal-dem, Nandina Hislop wrote about the Chinese-Jamaican diaspora, how the community was built, from a large nation to a small island, and her own experiences as a person of Chinese and Jamaican heritage:

Growing up, I didn’t fully grasp the meaning of what it meant to be a Chinese immigrant in Jamaica. I am fourth generation Chinese, mixed in heritage and Black in racial identity. Born in Jamaica, raised in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and now living in the UK, my hop-scotching residential reality had meant I was isolated from most of my extended family, a significant portion being those of Chinese descent. Now that I’m older, I crave details about my Chinese ancestry and am now exploring a cavernous story rooted in struggle and resilience that I never knew existed.

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