The Portuguese Immigrant: Atlantic Heritage Story by Devin Meireles
The Portuguese Immigrant: Atlantic Heritage Story is a narrative non-fiction book about the author’s family history—particularly the lives of their paternal ancestors from Sao Miguel Island in Portugal. The story begins with their great-grandparents before shifting focus to their paternal grandparents and their unconditional love for each other. Their relationship overcame many obstacles of the time and they were physically separated for nearly three years after leaving the homeland. They became immigrants in Canada—a place where the author found themselves born and raised, being something that they are grateful for yet fascinated to reflect on the history of how it happened.
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Devin Meireles is a Self-Published Author and Freelance Writer from Toronto, Canada with featured articles published on literary journals and cultural magazines. Motivated by my rich ancestry to preserve family legacy and the history of my Portuguese heritage, so I wrote a creative nonfiction novel about my grandparents’ true love story amidst their immigration to Canada.