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Diaspora, food and identity : Nigerian migrants in Belgium

Author: Maureen Chinyere Duru
Publisher: Bruxelles : P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2017.
Series: , no 9.'">Collection "L'Europe alimentaire", no 9.
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This book questions the relationship between what Nigerian migrants in the diaspora eat, their self-perception and how they engage with outsiders. Yet, food plays a prominent role: on the one hand, it contributes to the affirmation of Nigerian feelings, and on the other hand, food serves as a means of communication with the host country.
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Duru, Maureen Chinyere.
Diaspora, food and identity.
Bruxelles : P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2017
(DLC) 2017008539
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Chinyere Duru
ISBN: 9782807602113 2807602118 9782807602120 2807602126 9782807602137 2807602134
OCLC Number: 982779240
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover --
Table of Content --
Acknowledgement --
Chapter One Introduction --
1. A journey of different routes --
2. Migrant Communities: Food, Identity and Belonging --
3. Ethnicity, Culture and Diversity in Nigeria --
Chapter Two Unity in Diversity Unity in diversity --
1. A Reflection of the Nigerian Food Culture --
2. Food and Identity Construction in Nigeria --
Chapter Three The routes to a Nigerian foodway in Belgium --
1. "O je mba enwe iwe": perspectives on Nigerian migration trends --
2. International migration trends: relating theories and concepts to the Nigerian migration context --
3. The migration of Africans to Belgium --
4. Nigerian migrants in Belgium --
5. The demography of Nigerians in Belgium --
Chapter Four The Nigerian foodways in Belgium --
1. Is it like home? Seeking familiar food in Belgium --
2. Nigerian restaurants and the making of a diaspora foodway in Belgium --
3. Whose food is it anyway: African shops and the making of a Nigerian foodway in Belgium --
4. So they eat that too? Food products: genuine and substitutes --
Chapter Five Recreating home in a new place --
1. The use of food in Nigerian homes in Belgium --
2. Creating and negotiating identity in the Nigerian diaspora kitchen --
3. Nigerian meal times in Belgium --
4. Substitution and Fusion --
some space for something new --
5. A meal on the interracial table --
6. Feeding the next generation --
7. Eating, identity and being a young Nigerian in Belgium --
8. Food-related gender roles in Nigerian households in Belgium --
9. Dinning out --
10. "Omenala ga adi" (traditions and customs will remain) but with something new too --
Chapter Six Conclusion --
Foodscapes and Migrant Identity Formation --
1. Migrants' foodways in contemporary foodscapes --
2. "Their food is good but ours is still the best". Food, eating and being Nigerian in Belgium --
Appendix 1. Appendix 2 --
Appendix 3 --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Collection "L'Europe alimentaire", no 9.
Responsibility: Maureen Chinyere Duru.

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This book questions the relationship between what Nigerian migrants in the diaspora eat, their self-perception and how they engage with outsiders. Yet, food plays a prominent role: on the one hand, it contributes to the affirmation of Nigerian feelings, and on the other hand, food serves as a means of communication with the host country.

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