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

Onoso Imoagene


More Than Just Black delves into the experiences of second generation Nigerian adults in the United States and Britain, examining how race, ethnicity, and class (both parental and individual) affect their identities and assimilation trajectories. I pay particular attention to how their relations with their proximal hosts, African Americans in the United States and Black Caribbeans in Britain, affect how they identify. I conclude that the Nigerian second generation have more in common with fellow immigrants than they do with their proximal hosts. OR Focusing on questions of identity, More Th ... More

Keywords: Nigerian, African, Second-generation, Assimilation, Identity, Model Minorities, Beyond racialization theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520292314
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520292314.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Onoso Imoagene, author
University of Pennsylvania