The Past Is Gone but Never Forgotten: An epic journey from Zimbabwe to Canada
Author: Oscar D. Simela
This book is both a description of my journey from Zimbabwe to Canada and a partial story of my life before and after emigrating to Canada in
1990. The journey began with a dream that my wife Barbara Sithabile Simela and I had in the late 1980s when we lived in Zimbabwe. Our dream and hopes were to find a place where we could raise our children in peace and tranquility where they could nurture and nourish their own dreams to their full God-given potential. Early chapters of the book present a heart wrenching decision that I made to abandon a position which I held so dearly with the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe as Acting Regional Director for the western region. It then chronicles the steps we took to apply for permanent residence in Canada.