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

By J. Arthur

African girls Immigrants within the usa depicts how immigrant girls use foreign migration as a method to problem present 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 through the method of overseas migration.

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While here, some of the women may set up restaurants or chop bars to sell food to the thousands of migrant male cocoa farmworkers who come from all over the region. The epicenters of mining activities have also attracted cadres of women who migrate to these towns either to join a spouse, start a trading venture, or manage a kiosk. Other women may set up trading posts, often selling consumer items such as batteries, clothing, confectionaries, cigarettes, and sundry goods. The capital needed to set up these commercial kiosk ventures in the centers of economic activity is minimal.

Two nieces lived with her to assist in household chores. In return, Charisse paid for their tuition to attend a private school on the outskirts of Monrovia. At the end of every month, relatives from far and near would come to see Charisse for financial assistance. And though she did not have enough resources to assist everyone, both immediate and extended relatives kept flocking to her residence. Most often, she did not have to give the relatives much money—a few dollars was sufficient to put smiles on their faces.

For West African women immigrants, the perceived benefits of international migration are critical components in predicting the short- and long-term future economic well-being of households. The desperation and pressure to migrate dominate the numerous Internet cafes and chat rooms that have sprung up in small and large cities across West Africa. Here, information about the immigrantreceiving countries is disseminated. The drive to leave West Africa is further aggravated by the home visits of those who have been successful in implementing the journey to the United States.

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