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How to Catch an African Chicken ~ A Canadian Woman’s Outrageous but True Story of Marriage Fraud

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In 2004, a Canadian woman named Lainie traveled to Guinea West Africa and fell in love twice. First with the country’s dance, and then with a Guinean drummer named Keza. After several trips to Conakry, a few bouts of malaria, countless hours apprenticing in an African ballet and some visits to a witch doctor, Lainie and Keza got married. She then sponsored him to come to Canada. Twenty-nine days after Keza arrived in Lainie’s country, he disappeared. He was now a permanent resident of Canada.

If Keza collected welfare, as his sponsor, Lainie would be responsible for reimbursing the government thousands of dollars. Refusing to remain a victim, she took matters into her own hands. Lainie exposed her broken heart along with Canada’s lax immigration laws and went public with her story. Shortly after, a Border Services Officer saw her story in the news and launched an investigation. Lainie discovered first-hand that one woman’s courage and tenacity can spark a movement that helps to change an entire system.

How to Catch an African Chicken ~ A Canadian Woman’s Outrageous but True Story of Marriage Fraud
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Mar 21, 2014
  • Publisher: Lainie Towell
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 388 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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