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African & American : West Africans in post-civil rights America

Author: Marilyn Halter; Violet Showers Johnson
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2014.
Series: Nation of nations (NYU Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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African & American tells the story of the much overlooked experience of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last forty years. Interrogating the complex role of post-colonialism in the recent history of black America, Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson highlight the intricate patterns of emigrant work and family adaptation, the evolving global ties  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Halter; Violet Showers Johnson
ISBN: 9780814760581 0814760589 9780814760703 0814760708
OCLC Number: 874835562
Description: xii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: griots from different shores --
Introduction: the newest African Americans? --
West Africa and West Africans: imagined communities in Africa and the diaspora --
Occupational detour: new paths to making a living --
Capturing a niche: the West African enclave economy --
Transnational ties/translocal connections: traversing nations, cities, and cultures --
More than black: resistance and rapprochement --
Young, gifted, and west african: transnational migrants growing up in America --
Conclusion: further into the twenty-first century.
Series Title: Nation of nations (NYU Press)
Other Titles: African and American
Responsibility: Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson.

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Tells the story of the much overlooked experience of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last forty years.  Read more...

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