By Ousmane Kane
As Senegal prepares to have fun fifty years of independence from French colonial rule, educational and coverage circles are engaged in a lively debate approximately its adventure in state construction. a tremendous element of this debate is the impression of globalization on Senegal, fairly the large exertions migration that started at once after independence. From Tokyo to Melbourne, from Turin to Buenos Aires, from to Paris to long island, 300,000 Senegalese immigrants are concurrently negotiating their integration into their host society and heavily impacting the improvement in their homeland.
This ebook addresses the modes of association of transnational societies within the globalized context, and particularly the function of faith within the adventure of migrant groups in Western societies. considerable literature is accessible on immigrants from Latin the United States and Asia, yet little or no on Africans, particularly these from French conversing nations within the usa. Ousmane Kane bargains a case research of the transforming into Senegalese group in long island urban. through pulling jointly a number of features (religious, ethnic, occupational, gender, generational, socio-economic, and political) of the event of the Senegalese migrant group into an built-in research, linking dialogue of either the place of birth and host group, this booklet breaks new floor within the debate approximately postcolonial Senegal, Muslim globalization and diaspora stories within the usa. a number one student of African Islam, Ousmane Kane has additionally carried out broad examine in North the US, Europe and Africa, which permits him to supply an insightful ancient ethnography of the Senegalese transnational experience.