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West African migrations : transnational and global pathways in a new century

Author: Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome; Olufemi Vaughan
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on the interdisciplinary research projects of scholars from various social science and humanities disciplines, this book explores how African migration to Western countries after the  Read more...

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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome; Olufemi Vaughan
ISBN: 9780230338678 0230338674
OCLC Number: 738335836
Notes: "One of a two-part volume from papers presented at a symposium on transnational Africa and globalization organized by Olufemi Vaughan and Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome in November 2008 at Bowdoin College"--Introduction.
Description: xiii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: West African migrations and globalization: introduction / Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome and Olufemi Vaughan --
"You can't go home no more," Africans in America in the age of globalization / Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome --
Transnational identity formation as a kaleidoscopic process: social location, geography, and the spirit of critical engagement / Samuel Zalanga --
What to wear? Dress and transnational African identity / Elisha P. Renne --
Insurgent transnational conversations in Nigeria's "Nollywood" cinema / Peyi Soyinka-Airewele --
Centripetal forces: reconciling cosmopolitan lives and local loyalty in a Malian transnational social field / Bruce Whitehouse --
Towards an African Muslim globality: the parading of transnational identities in Black America / Zain Abdullah --
African migrant worker militancy in the global North: labor contracting and independent worker organizing in New York City / Immanuel Ness --
Transnational memories and identity / Titilayo Ufomata --
Arrested nationalism, imposed transnationalism and the African literature classroom: one Nigerian writer's learning curve / Pius Adesanmi.
Responsibility: edited by Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome and Olufemi Vaughan.

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