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Bibliography for Greeley's Article on Nigerian Diaspora

January 17, 2019 8:44 PM | Gregory D Jones (Administrator)

Nigeria Diaspora Bibliography:


Kate Hooper and Kathleen Newland, “Mind the Gap: Bringing Migration into Development Partnerships and Vice Versa,” MPI, Issue No. 4, (July 2018)


Blessing U. Mberu, Roland Pongou, “Nigeria: Multiple Forms of Mobility in Africa's Demographic Giant,” MPI, Profile, (June, 2010)


MPI, “The Nigerian Diaspora in the United States,” MPI, prepared for the Rockefeller Foundation-Aspen Institute Diaspora Program (RAD) (June, 2015, revised)


Kathleen Newland, “What We Know About Migration and Development,”

MPI, No 9, (Sept, 2013)


Kathleen Newland and Sonia Plaza, “What We Know About Diasporas and Economic Development,” MPI, No 5, (Sept 2013)


Related Research

In advance of the UN General Assembly's 2013 High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, the Migration Policy Institute has published a series of policy briefs that distill accumulated evidence and experience on the linkages between migration and development and offer recommendations for policymakers. The published reports, which can be found in their entirety at: www.migrationpolicy.org/research/migration_development.php


Fortune Abang, “OnyeamaTasks Nigeria Diaspora to Leverage on Economic Initiatives, Promote Nation-Building,” by in Sundiata Post, (Nov. 27, 2018)


Sussie U. Aham-Okoro, Igbo Women in the Diaspora and Community Development in Southeastern Nigeria, Gender, Migration and Development in Africa, Lexington Books, (2017)

Olayinka Akanle, "Kinship support orientations and class dynamics of Nigerian international migrants,” International Review of Modern Sociology 38, no. 1 (2012): 131-157

Gloria Chuku, ed., The Igbo Intellectual Tradition: Creative Conflict in African and African Diasporic Thought , Palgrave MacMillan US  (2013)

Toyin Falola, - The African Diaspora: Slavery, Modernization and Globalization, University of Rochester Press, (2013)

Molly Fosco, “The Most Successful Ethnic Group in the U.S. May Surprise You,” The Daily Dose, (June 7, 2018)


Anthony I. Igiede, "Cultural division among Diasporic Nigerians: a Systemic Dilemma," Race, Gender and Class 20, nos. 1& 2 (2012): 344-352

Katherine Marshall, “Faith and Development in Focus: Nigeria,” International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development, World Faiths Development Dialogue, (June, 2018)


Olaocha Nwabara, '"Naija' Pride: Culturally Producing Self-Community in the New African Diaspora," in New Frontiers in the Study of the Global African Diaspora: Between Uncharted Themes and Alternative Representations, eds. Rita Edozie, Glenn Chambers & Tama Hamilton-Wray (East Lansing: Michigan State University, (2018)

Iyabo Obasanjo, personal communication, 11/16/2018.

Rachel Reynolds,  “Igbo Professional Migratory Orders, Hometown Associations and Ethnicity in the USA,” Global Networks, 9 (2009), 209-226


Rachel Reynolds, "An African Brain Drain: Igbo Decisions to Immigrate to the US,” Review of Political Economy, No 92,  272-284 (2002)

Leila Rodriguez, "Transnational political involvement of Nigerian Immigrants in New York City," Journal of International & Global Studies 6, 1 (2014): 50-71

Jonathan Rosenthal, “The 2.5-Billion-Person Question,” in Economist: The World in 2019

Kathleen Staudt, WOMEN International Development and Politics: the Bureaucratic Mire, Philadelphia, Temple University Press (1990)

USAID, “Investing in Family Planning: Key to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” Ellen Starbird, Maureen Norton, Rachel Marcus, Global Health: Science and Practice, June 9, 2016


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