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Author D'Alisera, JoAnn.

Title An imagined geography : Sierra Leonean Muslims in America / JoAnn D'Alisera.

Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.896640753 DALI    DUE 10-10-19
Physical description 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Contemporary ethnography.
Contemporary ethnography.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-171) and index.
Summary For more than a decade a vicious civil war has torn the fabric of society in the West African country of Sierra Leone, forcing thousands to flee their homes for refugee camps and others to seek peace and asylum abroad. Sierra Leoneans have established new communities around the world, in London, Paris, New York, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. Yet despite the great geographic range of this diaspora and the diverse ethnic backgrounds among Sierra Leoneans settled in the same communities abroad, these Africans have come to understand and express their shared identity through religious rituals, social engagements, and material culture. In
Subject Sierra Leonean Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- Social conditions.
Sierra Leonean Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- Ethnic identity.
Muslims -- Washington (D.C.) -- Social conditions.
Immigrants -- Washington (D.C.) -- Social conditions.
African diaspora.
Washington (D.C.) -- Ethnic relations.
Washington (D.C.) -- Social conditions.
ISBN 0812237811 (alk. paper)
0812218744 (paperback: alk. paper)