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Title:West African migrations: transnational and global pathways in a new century
Editors:Okome, Mojbol OlfnkISNI
Vaughan, OlufemiISNI
City of publisher:Basingstoke
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:0230338674; 9780230338678
Geographic terms:United States
West Africa
Subjects:international migration
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Abstract:Papers presented at a symposium on transnational Africa and globalization at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 2008. The contributions are: West African migrations and globalization: introduction (M.O. Okome, O. Vaughan); 'You can't go home no more': Africans in America in the age of globalization (M.O. Okome); Transnational identity formation as a kaleidoscopic process: social location, geography, and the spirit of critical engagement (Nigeria/United States) (S. Zalanga); What to wear? Dress and transnational African identity (Liberians in the USA) (E.P. Renne); Insurgent transnational conversations in Nigeria's 'Nollywood' cinema (P. Soyinka-Airewele); Centripetal forces: reconciling cosmopolitan lives and local loyalty in a Malian transnational social field (Togotala, a 'migrant-sending community'in Mali) (B. Whitehouse); Toward an African Muslim globality: the parading of transnational identities in black America (Senegalese Murid brotherhood in US) (Z. Abdullah); African migrant worker militancy in the global North: labor contracting and independent worker organization in New York City (I. Ness); Transnational memories and identity (identity conflict among people from southeastern Nigeria in US) (T. Ufomata); and Arrested nationalism, imposed transnationalism, and the African literature classroom: one Nigerian writer's learning curve (Nigeria/US/Canada) (P. Adesanmi). [ASC Leiden abstract]