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Author Okpewho, Isidore
Title New African Diaspora : The New African Immigrant Experience
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2009
©2009
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Descript 1 online resource (545 pages)
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Part One. Overviews -- 1. Introduction: Can We "Go Home Again"? -- 2. Diaspora Dialogues: Engagements between Africa and Its Diasporas -- Part Two. Leaving Home -- 3. Togo on My Mind -- 4. "I, Too, Want to Be a Big Man": The Making of a Haitian "Boat People" -- 5. Africa's Migration Brain Drain: Factors Contributing to the Mass Emigration of Africa's Elite to the West -- Part Three. Relocation and Redefinition -- 6. "The West Is Cold": Experiences of Ghanaian Performers in England and the United States -- 7. Migration and Bereavement: How Ghanaian Migrants Cope in the United Kingdom -- 8. Acculturation and the Health of Black Immigrants in the United States -- 9. Socio- Legal Barriers to the Full Citizenship of Recent African Immigrants in Canada: Some Preliminary Thoughts -- 10. The Effects of Immigration and Refugee Policies on Africans in the United States: From the Civil Rights Movement to the War on Terrorism -- 11. Immigrants and the American System of Justice: Perspectives of African and Caribbean Blacks -- 12. Africans Abroad: Comparative Perspectives on America's Postcolonial West Africans -- 13. Questions of Identity among African Immigrants in America -- 14. Resisting "Race": Organizing African Transnational Identities in the United States -- Part Four. A Measure of Success -- 15. Immigration and African Diaspora Women Artists -- 16. Emerging Communities: The Religious Life of New African Immigrants in the United States -- 17. The Orisha Rescue Mission -- 18. Redefining "Africa" in the Diaspora with New Media Technologies: The Making of AfricaResource.com -- Part Five. Transnational Perspectives -- 19. African Video, Film Cinema, and Cultural Repackaging in the Diaspora -- 20. Excess Luggage: Nigerian Films and the World of Immigrants
21. From the New Diaspora and the Continent: African American Return Figurations -- 22. Self, Place, and Identity in Two Generations of West African Immigrant Women Memoirs: Emecheta's Head above Waterand Danquah's Willow Weep for Me -- 23. Language, Memory, and the Transnational: Art of Wosene Worke Kosrof -- 24. Out beyond Our Borders: Literary Travelers of the TransDiaspora -- 25. The Guyana Diaspora and Homeland Conflict Resolution -- 26. The Ontological Imperative for the New African Diaspora -- Contributors -- Index
The New York Times reports that 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. The key reason for these migrations has been the collapse of social, political, economic, and educational structures in their home countries, which has driven Africans to seek security and self-realization in the West. This lively and timely collection of essays takes a look at the new immigrant experience. It traces the immigrants' progress from expatriation to arrival and covers the successes as well as problems they have encountered as they establish their lives in a new country. The contributors, most immigrants themselves, use their firsthand experiences to add clarity, honesty, and sensitivity to their discussions of the new African diaspora
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Okpewho, Isidore New African Diaspora : The New African Immigrant Experience Bloomington : Indiana University Press,c2009 9780253353375
Subject Africans -- Migrations.;Blacks -- Migrations.;African diaspora.;Africans -- United States -- Social conditions.;Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions.;Africans -- Canada -- Social conditions.;Immigrants -- Canada -- Social conditions
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Alt Author Nzegwu, Nkiru
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