Shirley Graham-Paul

Born: Not given

Kingston, Jamaica

Date of interview: 6th June 2006

Map showing where Shirley Graham-Paul came from

Did you ever feel you would go back to live in Jamaica or did you always feel that you made your home here?

I have no ties there. To say, my children are here, my grandchildren are here ... so this is home. I have no reason ... to say well, you know, it means making new friends, it means having new people around. Where here ... and there's me and I'm accepted as me. [pause] so this where I feel, you know, I ... I belong. But it doesn't stop me knowing I was born there. It doesn't stop me going back ... and ... not only going back there but I see myself as a Caribbean person too. Cause I visit the other islands. I get involved in things with the other islands. Because ... the world might look large but it is very small. If we take time out to love each other and to care for each other ... it's a small world.