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Beyond Expectations | Reviews
Reviews 2017-05-03T01:17:15+00:00


“Full of insights about the formation of identities among second-generation Nigerians in the U.S. and England, this richly drawn study is a welcome contribution to understanding the increasingly diverse black population on both sides of the Atlantic.” Nancy Foner, coauthor of Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe

“Onoso Imoagene challenges assimilation theories and deftly shows how second-generation Nigerians achieve upward mobility by choosing ethnicity while negotiating race. Beyond Expectations is a must-read for scholars of immigration, of the second generation, and of race/ethnicity.” Jennifer Lee, Chancellor’s Fellow and Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine

“Onoso Imoagene provides a rich, empirical account that makes important contributions to our theories of identity and immigrant integration. This should be required reading for anyone seeking to understand the changing nature of American and British societies.” Mary C. Waters, author of Black Identities: West Indian Immigrant Dreams and American Realities

“This book makes important contributions to our understandings of immigration, race, and ethnicity.” Natasha K. Warikoo, Associate Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education, and author of The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities