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By Marilyn Halter,Violet Showers Johnson

African & American tells the
story of the a lot ignored adventure of first and moment iteration West African
immigrants and refugees within the usa over the last 40 years. Interrogating
the advanced function of post-colonialism within the fresh heritage of black America,
Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson spotlight the complicated styles of
emigrant paintings and kin version, the evolving international ties with Africa and
Europe, and the translocal connections one of the West African enclaves in the
United States.
 
Drawing on a wealthy number of sources,
including unique interviews, own narratives, cultural and historical
analysis, and documentary and demographic proof, African & American explores problems with cultural identity
formation and socioeconomic incorporation between this new West African diaspora.
Bringing the stories of these of modern African ancestry from the periphery
to the guts of present debates within the fields of immigration, ethnic, and
African American experiences, Halter and Johnson research the influence this community
has had at the altering that means of “African Americanness” and tackle the
provocative query of no matter if West African immigrants are, certainly, becoming
the most up-to-date African Americans.

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