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Beyond expectations : second-generation Nigerians in the United States and Britain

Author: Onoso Imoagene
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] ©2017
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In Beyond Expectations, Onoso Imoagene delves into the multifaceted identities of second-generation Nigerian adults in the United States and Britain. She argues that they conceive of an alternative notion of ""black"" identity that differs radically from African American and Black Caribbean notions of ""black"" in the United States and Britain. Instead of considering themselves in terms of their country of  Read more...
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Imoagene, Onoso, 1977-
Beyond expectations.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016040311
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Onoso Imoagene
ISBN: 9780520965881 0520965884
OCLC Number: 958371512
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 298 pages)
Contents: Setting the context : immigration, assimilation versus racialization, and the African and Nigerian diasporas in Britain and America --
"You are not like me!?" : the impact of intra-racial distinctions and inter-ethnic relations on identity formation --
"It's un-Nigerian not to go to college" : education as an ethnic boundary --
Forging a diasporic Nigerian ethnicity in the United States and Britain --
On the horns of racialization : middle class, ethnic, and black --
Feeling American in America, not feeling British in Britain.
Responsibility: Onoso Imoagene.
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