African Women Immigrants in the United States: Crossing by J. Arthur

By J. Arthur

African girls Immigrants within the usa depicts how immigrant ladies use overseas 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 girls form and are formed through the method of foreign migration.

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After all, the white colonialists had been replaced by a new cadre of Black West African leaders, mostly educated in the West. The expectation was that these new postindependence leaders would be positioned to define a new African agenda unique to the region’s experiences. Slogans like “Africa for the Africans” dominated the social and cultural landscape. For the teeming masses of the region’s poor, a new hope had dawned. Their new leaders claimed they had the panacea to ease the economic plight of the people.

In pursuing economic empowerment through trading, Centering Gender in African Regional Migration 21 the women who migrate to the urban centers are able to educate their children. In a growing number of cases, profits from selling and trading enable women to send children to a private preparatory boarding school where many civil servants and middle-class workers often send their children. If their children perform well in school and are able to complete secondary school, family sponsorship to travel abroad and attend school, reunite with family members, or look for work is high.

Going abroad is an adaptive mechanism to confront and deal with extended-family poverty and economic deprivation. Female entrepreneurship has emerged as the principal mechanism of economic integration for most West African women, particularly those who do not possess formal education. Even when they possess primary and elementary school credentials, some women prefer to find work in the informal sector rather than find work in the private sector or civil service where wages are very low. Population growth and overurbanization have created the need for consumer markets in and around burgeoning capital city centers.

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