“African & American gives a valuable and much-needed voice to the African immigrant experience in America. Focusing on the divide between what it means to be an African and an American, Halter and Johnson reveal the historical complexity around these terms and how newcomers grapple with this reality in the contemporary world.”
—Zain Abdullah, author of Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem
“Africans are among both the first Americans, brought here in slavery long before the nation was created, and the most recent Americans, arriving in appreciable numbers in the last few decades. Halter and Johnson bring together these threads of history, offering a rich and unique contribution to the literature on immigration and race relations. A terrific book.”
—Mary C. Waters, author of Black Identities: West Indian Immigrant Dreams and American Realities
"Halter and Johnson build complex imagery of the transnational immigrant experience of West Africans since the 1960s."
“This book contributes to a growing field of books on African immigrants to the United States… This book is relevant for study and courses in diaspora, Africana, and African American history and studies.”
—Journal of American History
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