By Enid Schildkrout
Dr Schildkrout probes questions of ethnicity, faith, cultural swap and the African nationwide identification during this examine of the immigrant neighborhood of Kumasi, Ghana's moment biggest urban. She compares first- and second-generation immigrants - these born of their rural homelands, and people born in Ghana - by way of their orientation to politics, to kinship, and to group participation. the writer explores the that means of ethnic identification for rural- and urban-born immigrants, and establishes yes generalizations approximately ethnicity in keeping with those comparisons. The publication discusses the problems of migration, quite interregional migration; the location of the 'stranger'; questions of cultural switch in sleek Africa; the 'generational hole' within the African context; the questions of citizenship and nationwide identification in Africa this present day, and the emergence of recent identities, neighborhood, nationwide and non secular. This e-book has value not just as an area case examine that offers a whole description of West African city lifestyles, but in addition as a theoretical reconsideration of ethnicity that has program outdoor the African context.