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By J. Arthur

ISBN-10: 0230617786

ISBN-13: 9780230617780

African ladies Immigrants within the usa depicts how immigrant girls use foreign migration as a technique to problem latest patriarchal hegemonies operative either within the usa and Africa. It additionally weaves jointly the multidimensional strands of the way African immigrant ladies form and are formed via the method of overseas migration.

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This newfound sense of mutually shared family goals regarding migration serves to strengthen the family unit and help create a new power base for women through the networks African women form as they seek to become part of the new transglobal economy of migration. The ability to manage remittances and determine how the remitted money is used means that women are increasingly becoming equal partners with a hand in family decision making. Ultimately, this power is leveraged to allow the entire family to reunite with male migrants.

According to Saadiaa, economic impetus drives hundreds, if not thousands, of African youth to leave their home in search of better opportunities in the West. Many of her peers left West Africa at the same time that she did, some heading toward Libya, others toward Tunisia, with another group of five men and two women from her hometown heading toward Mauritania, the Canary Islands, and Egypt. A team of four women in their late twenties had left West Africa via Tunisia and Egypt, expecting to make it to Europe.

Census data for 1990, 2000, and for the intercensus years of 2001 through 2006, general descriptions of West African immigrant women in the United States can be ascertained. The following are some of the demographic characteristics or profiles of West African immigrant women residing in the country. 5 percent). , area. Outside of this region, the east north central and west south central regions of the country recorded the next highest population of West African immigrant women living in the United States.

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