By Toyin Falola, Niyi Afolabi
This ebook uncovers the truth that new African immigrants now signify an important strength within the configuration of yankee polity and identification particularly within the final 40 years. regardless of their minority prestige, African immigrants are making their marks in quite a few components of human recreation and accomplishments—from educational, to enterprise, to even clinical innovations. The demographic shift is either welcome information in addition to a question for crisis given the implications of displacement and the paradoxes of exile within the new position. by way of its very connection to the ‘Old African Diaspora,’ the suggestion of a ‘New African Diaspora’ marks a transparent indication of a historic development reconnecting continental Africa with the hot global with out the stigma of slavery. but, the concept of trans-Atlantic slavery isn't erased whilst the African diaspora is pointed out even if within the outdated or new international. inside this paradoxical dispensation, the hot African diaspora needs to be conceived because the aftermath of a world migration quandary.
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African Minorities in the New World (African Studies) by Toyin Falola, Niyi Afolabi