Foreign-Born African Americans: Silenced Voices in the Discourse on Race

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Sixteen individuals from Africa and the Caribbean who have made the U.S. their home in recent decades recount their journeys here, and the highs and lows of living in contemporary America. They describe their experiences of racism in America<-->an experience unknown to them in their home countries<-->and offer a unique perspective on the color and cultural divide which continues to segment American society. The majority of the contributors work as professors, teachers, and principals in schools located throughout the U.S. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590331910
  • Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Pages: 138

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Pt. I The African Connection 1
Ch. 1 Between a Rock and a Hard Place: My Journey in the American Maze 3
Ch. 2 Reflections of an African-Born Immigrant: Story of Alienation 11
Ch. 3 In Spite of My Problems, I Still Survived 21
Ch. 4 Prince Gordon, the Dishwasher? My American Journey 29
Ch. 5 My Experiences as a Nigerian-Born American 37
Ch. 6 Immigrant Survival in America: My Journey 43
Ch. 7 Twenty Years in the Belly of the Great Whale: My Survival in Mainstream America 49
Pt. II The Caribbean Connection 61
Ch. 8 Coming to America with Eyes Wide Shut 63
Ch. 9 Journey to the Wild 71
Ch. 10 Making it Happen: My Survival in America 77
Ch. 11 The Challenge of Fitting In 83
Ch. 12 My Journey as an Afro Caribbean Woman to America's Ivory Tower 93
Ch. 13 From Montserrat to Mississippi, United States: My Journey 105
Ch. 14 Many Tunnels and Many Lights: My Experiences as an Immigrant Minority 113
Ch. 15 My Journey: From Barbados to the United States 121
Index 135
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