Beyond Expectations: Second-Generation Nigerians in the United States and Britain

Beyond Expectations: Second-Generation Nigerians in the United States and Britain

Amon Emeka of Skidmore College reviews Beyond Expectations: Second-Generation Nigerians in the United States and Britain by Onoso Imoagene. Imoagene delves into the multifaceted identities of second-generation Nigerian adults in the United States and Britain. She argues that they conceive of an alternative notion of “black” identity that differs radically from African American and Black Caribbean notions of “black” in the United States and Britain. Instead of considering themselves in terms of their country of destination alone, second-generation Nigerians define themselves in complicated ways that balance racial status, a diasporic Nigerian ethnicity, a pan-African identity, and identification with fellow immigrants.  

Based on over 150 interviews, Beyond Expectations seeks to understand how race, ethnicity, and class shape identity and how globalization, transnationalism, and national context inform sense of self.

Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1177/0197918318818517

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
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Book by Onoso Imoagene
Review by Amon Emeka

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Fall 2019
Pages 962-964
DOI 10.1177/0197918318818517
Volume 53
Issue Number 3

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