The New African Diaspora (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
544
Utgivningsdatum
2009-07-25
Förlag
Indiana University Press
Medarbetare
Nzegwu, Nkiru
Illustrationer
18 b&w illus.
Dimensioner
234 x 158 x 38 mm
Vikt
889 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1649:Standard B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780253220950
The New African Diaspora (häftad)

The New African Diaspora

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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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"The New African Diaspora captures one of the intellectual passions of a scholar with wide knowledge and expertise in African oral literatures who has maintained a consistent appreciation for and understanding of the aesthetic and material production of African peoples in the African Diaspora: this has to be acknowledged, recognized, and applauded." * African Studies Review * ". . . engaging, thought-provoking, and wide-ranging . . . Highly recommended.July 2010" * Choice * "[The] authors provide a window onto the challenges these new immigrants face in leaving their homes and adapting to their new host environments, as well as the contributions they have made, particularly in the arts.23.3 2010" * Journal of Refugee Studies * The New African Diaspora is a follow-up to Okpewho, Carole Davies, and Ali Mazrui's edited collection The African Diaspora: African Origins and New World Identities (CH, Feb'00, 37-3466). The latter volume concentrated on the forced migrations of Africans to the Americas; the present volume investigates the more recent-and more voluminous and voluntary-migrations of Africans. Editors Okpewho and Nzegwu are renowned African scholars based in the US (SUNY Binghamton), and the overwhelming majority of the contributions examine the immigration of various groups of Africans to the US. There are a few exceptions. One essay, for example, looks at the experiences of Haitian 'boat people,' and another focuses on the ways in which Ghanaian migrants in the UK cope with bereavement. The 26 essays are organized into five sections. In the first section ('Overviews'), Okpewho and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza theorize 'diaspora' and examine (the sometimes tense) 'diaspora dialogues.' Summing Up: Highly recommended... All levels/libraries. -Choice -- A. Ejikeme, Trinity University

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Isidore Okpewho is Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Binghamton University. He is editor (with Carole Boyce Davies and Ali A. Mazrui) of The African Diaspora (IUP, 1998) and author of African Oral Literature (IUP, 1992) and Once Upon a Kingdom (IUP, 1998). Nkiru Nzegwu is Professor and Chair of Africana Studies at Binghamton University. She is author of Family Matters: Feminist Concepts in African Philosophy of Culture.

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Preface and Acknowledgments Part 1. Overviews 1. Introduction: Can We "Go Home Again"? Isidore Okpewho 2. Diaspora Dialogues: Engagements Between Africa and Its Diasporas Paul Tiyambe Zeleza Part 2. Leaving Home 3. Togo on My Mind Adzele K. Jones 4. "I, Too, Want to Be a Big Man": The Making of a Haitian "Boat People" Georges E. Fouron 5. Africa's Migration Brain Drain: Factors Contributing to the Mass Emigration of Africa's Elite to the West Amadu Jacky Kaba Part 3. Relocation and Redefinition 6. "The West Is Cold": Experiences of Ghanaian Performers in England and the United States James Burns 7. Migration and Bereavement: How Ghanaian Migrants Cope in the United Kingdom Helen Anin-Boateng 8. Acculturation and the Health of Black Immigrants in the United States Florence M. Margai 9. Socio-Legal Barriers to the Full Citizenship of Recent African Immigrants in Canada: Some Preliminary Thoughts Obiora Chinedu Okafor 10. The Effects of Immigration and Refugee Policies on Africans in the United States: From the Civil Rights Movement to the War on Terrorism Cassandra R. Veney 11. Immigrants and the American System of Justice: Perspectives of African and Caribbean Blacks John A. Arthur 12. Africans Abroad: Comparative Perspectives on America's Post-Colonial Africans Baffour K. Takyi 13. Questions of Identity Among African Immigrants in America Msia Kibona Clark Part 4. A Measure of Success 14. Immigration and African Diaspora Women Artists Nkiru Nzegwu 15. Emerging Communities: The Religious Life of New African Immigrants in the United States Jacob K. Olupona and Regina Gemignani 16. The Orisha Rescue Mission Donald Cosentino 17. Redefining "Africa" in the Diaspora with New Media Technologies Azuka Nzegwu Part 5. Transnational Perspectives 18. Resisting "Race": Organizing African Transnational Identities in the United States Jill M. Humphries 19. African Video, Film Cinema, and Cultural Repackaging in the Diaspora Folu F. Ogundimu 20. Excess Luggage: Nigerian Films and the World of Immigrants Akin Adesokan 21. From the New Diaspora and the Continent: African American Return Figurations Joseph McLaren 22. Self, Place, and Identity in Two Generations of West African Immigrant Women Memoirs: Emecheta's Head Above Water and Danquah's Willow Weep for Me F. Odun Balogun 23. Language, Memory, and the Transnational: Art of Wosene Worke Kosrof Andrea E. Frohne 24. Out Beyond Our Borders: Literary Travelers of the TransDiaspora Sandra Jackson-Opoku 25. The Guyana Diaspora and Homeland Conflict Resolution Perry Mars 26. The Ontological Imperative for the New African Diaspora Adeolu Ademoyo List of Contributors Index