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978-0-7391-7039-7 • Hardback • October 2011 • $114.00 • (£88.00)
978-0-7391-7040-3 • eBook • December 2011 • $102.50 • (£79.00)
Ezekiel Umo Ette is chair of the research committee and assistant professor of social work at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho.
Part I Historical and Theoretical Approaches
Chapter 1 The African Immigrant in the United States
Chapter 2 Historical Review
Chapter 3 Theoretical Analysis of Immigration Policies
Chapter 4 Meaning making in the Immigration Experience
Part II Individual Stories of Immigrants: Approaches and Relevance in Human Services
Chapter 5 The Men Who Came as Students
Chapter 6 The Women who Came as Wives
Chapter 7 The Women who came as Students
Chapter 8 Permanent Visitors
Chapter 9 Visa Lottery Winners
Chapter 10 Adaptation and Integration into the American Society
Chapter 11 Tools and Resources of Adjustment
Chapter 12 Working With Nigerian Immigrants
About the Author
Through the stories of immigrants' experiences coming to the U.S., Ette helps the reader see immigrants as individuals, with their own unique goals, struggles, regrets, and triumphs. The stories of participants in Ette's study demonstrate their perseverance and resilience and provide helpful information for individuals and communities as they assist immigrants to be successful in their adopted land.
— Pauline Jivanjee, Portland State University
Dr. Ette interprets the experiences of Nigerian immigrants seeking opportunities in the United States from a psycho-social perspective. The case studies are hilarious, provocative, and inspiring. The discussion shows that Nigerians in America are resilient and accommodating; it further shows that the immigration experience can sometimes be painful. This is a book about the clash of two cultures, and the immigrant experience has never been shown with such insightful anecdotes.
— Celestine A. Ntuen, North Carolina A&T State University
An intensely scholarly evocation of the experiences of Nigerian immigrants in the United States, this book is an engaging pathfinder that broadens the literature of immigration and globalization with fresh, significant, and vital vistas of knowledge needful for easing the challenges of displacement and acculturation. Compelling and scholarly, the narrative factors on pressing issues Nigerian immigrants must deal with, and is thus as much of a must read for social workers working with Nigerian immigrants as it is for immigration and asylum seekers from Nigeria to the US.
— Imo Eshiet, Southern Virginia University