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Nigerian immigrants in the United States : race, identity, and acculturation

Author: Ezekiel Umo Ette
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2011.
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Nigerian Immigrants in the United States: Race, Identity, and Acculturation, by Ezekiel Ette, attempts to generate an interest in the study of African immigrants by looking at issues of settlement and adjustment of Nigerians in the United States. Ette's work seeks to contribute to the immigration literature and knowledge base as well as document the African narrative showing the flight of Nigerians to the United  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ezekiel Umo Ette
ISBN: 9780739170397 0739170392
OCLC Number: 744302430
Description: xii, 191 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Historical and theoretical approaches --
The African immigrant in the United States --
Historical review --
Theoretical analyses of immigration policies --
Meaning-making in the immigration experience --
Stories of immigrants: approaches and relevance in human services --
The men who came as students --
The women who came as wives --
The women who came as students --
Permanent visitors --
Visa lottery winners --
Adaptation and integration into American society --
Tools and resources for adjustment --
Working with Nigerian immigrants --
References.
Responsibility: Ezekiel Umo Ette.

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Nigerian Immigrants in the United States: Race, Identity, and Acculturation, by Ezekiel Ette, attempts to generate an interest in the study of African immigrants by looking at issues of settlement and adjustment of Nigerians in the United States. Ette's work seeks to contribute to the immigration literature and knowledge base as well as document the African narrative showing the flight of Nigerians to the United States. It describes those Nigerians who decided to live permanently in the United States, reviewing the social circumstances and behaviors of immigrants from Nigeria, and noting the stress that affects successful integration and adjustment. Those who are interested in Nigerian immigrants and immigration issues in general will find this book both insightful and revealing. -- Publisher's description.

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Through the stories of immigrants' experiences coming to the U.S., Ette helps the reader see immigrants as individuals, with their own unique goals, struggles, regrets, and triumphs. The stories of Read more...

 
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