DIASPORA IS NOT LIKE HOME
A SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY OF YORUBA IN KANO, 1912-1999
University of Ibadan
Diaspora Is Not Like Home illuminates the social and economic dynamics of Yoruba experience in Kano and how diaspora identity valorised in the uncertainties of colonial and post-colonial contexts. The book articulates the construction of Yoruba diaspora identity as a corollary of the regulated ethnic relations fostered by colonialism and the tension that the dualism of citizenship has continued to generate in the transformation of modern Kano.
Through in-depth oral interviews, and archival research, it was found that the commercial history of Yoruba in Kano constitutes an account of niche establishment in trading, technical industries and urban services in which competition and outright displacement have been encountered. This analysis of diaspora identity contributes to our understanding of patterns of migration, entrepreneurship in both formal and informal sectors, gender and inter-group relations in Nigeria. The perspectives expressed in the book are well illustrated with maps, photographs and tables.
KANO ECONOMIC SETTING AND YORUBA MIGRATORY TRENDS
YORUBA COMMERCE IN KANO C. 1912-1999
YORUBA ENTERPRISE IN TECHNICAL SKILLS AND URBAN SERVICE INDUSTRIES IN METROPOLITAN KANO C. 1945-1999
YORUBA ENTREPREURS IN KANO, 1918-1999
ISBN 9783895861109. LINCOM Cultural Studies 02. 334pp. 2008.