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The new African disapora

The new African disapora

Author: Isidore Okpewho; Nkiru Nzegwu
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2009.
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Since 1990 more Africans have voluntarily relocated to the United States and Canada than had been forcibly brought here before the slave trade ended in 1807. This book traces the immigrants' progress  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
New African disapora.
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009005961
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Isidore Okpewho; Nkiru Nzegwu
OCLC Number: 1030821081
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 531) pages
Contents: Preface and AcknowledgmentsPart 1. Overviews1. Introduction: Can We "Go Home Again"?Isidore Okpewho2. Diaspora Dialogues: Engagements Between Africa and Its DiasporasPaul Tiyambe ZelezaPart 2. Leaving Home3. Togo on My MindAdzele K. Jones4. "I, Too, Want to Be a Big Man": The Making of a Haitian "Boat People"Georges E. Fouron5. Africa's Migration Brain Drain: Factors Contributing to the Mass Emigration of Africa's Elite to the WestAmadu Jacky KabaPart 3. Relocation and Redefinition6. "The West Is Cold": Experiences of Ghanaian Performers in England and the United StatesJames Burns7. Migration and Bereavement: How Ghanaian Migrants Cope in the United KingdomHelen Anin-Boateng8. Acculturation and the Health of Black Immigrants in the United StatesFlorence M. Margai9. Socio-Legal Barriers to the Full Citizenship of Recent African Immigrants in Canada: Some Preliminary ThoughtsObiora Chinedu Okafor10. The Effects of Immigration and Refugee Policies on Africans in the United States: From the Civil Rights Movement to the War on TerrorismCassandra R. Veney11. Immigrants and the American System of Justice: Perspectives of African and Caribbean BlacksJohn A. Arthur12. Africans Abroad: Comparative Perspectives on America's Post-Colonial AfricansBaffour K. Takyi13. Questions of Identity Among African Immigrants in AmericaMsia Kibona ClarkPart 4. A Measure of Success14. Immigration and African Diaspora Women ArtistsNkiru Nzegwu15. Emerging Communities: The Religious Life of New African Immigrants in the United StatesJacob K. Olupona and Regina Gemignani16. The Orisha Rescue MissionDonald Cosentino17. Redefining "Africa" in the Diaspora with New Media TechnologiesAzuka NzegwuPart 5. Transnational Perspectives18. Resisting "Race": Organizing African Transnational Identities in the United StatesJill M. Humphries19. African Video, Film Cinema, and Cultural Repackaging in the DiasporaFolu F. Ogundimu20. Excess Luggage: Nigerian Films and the World of ImmigrantsAkin Adesokan21. From the New Diaspora and the Continent: African American Return FigurationsJoseph McLaren22. Self, Place, and Identity in Two Generations of West African Immigrant Women Memoirs: Emecheta's Head Above Water and Danquah's Willow Weep for MeF. Odun Balogun23. Language, Memory, and the Transnational: Art of Wosene Worke KosrofAndrea E. Frohne24. Out Beyond Our Borders: Literary Travelers of the TransDiasporaSandra Jackson-Opoku25. The Guyana Diaspora and Homeland Conflict ResolutionPerry Mars26. The Ontological Imperative for the New African DiasporaAdeolu AdemoyoList of ContributorsIndex
Responsibility: edited by Isidore Okpewho and Nkiru Nzegwu.


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. . . engaging, thought-provoking, and wide-ranging . . . Highly recommended.July 2010 * Choice * The New African Diaspora captures one of the intellectual passions of a scholar with wide knowledge Read more...

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