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Garifuna American

Garifuna Americans are Americans of the Garifuna culture/ethnicity.[1] As of 2012 "Abrazo Garifuna in New York", an event celebrating the contributions of Garifuna Americans to New York City is in its second year.[2] "Abrazo Garifuna in New York" continues to be held annually as of 2014.[3][4]

Garifuna Transnational Activism in New York City

Cultural Anthropologist of the African diaspora, Sarah England, has written one of the first ethnography's in a monograph length on the transnational migration of Garifuna Central Americans to New York City, "Afro Central Americans in New York City: Garifuna Tales of Transnational Movements in Racialized Space" (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006 ISBN 978-0-81302-988-7). England examines the ways in which the experiences of transnational migration affect the social movements of the Garifuna in both Central America and New York City. She centers her analysis on family relations, community dynamics, economic practices, history, and grassroots organizing of one particular Garifuna transnational community with members traveling between and living in diaspora over the territorial nationalism of the countries of residence of its members. For Garífuna, the politics of diaspora are complex because they have several different homelands and different relationships to them: from the mainly symbolic relationship to Africa and St. Vincent to the more immediate relationship to Central America.[5]


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  2. ^ """Senator Ruben Diaz to celebrate the 2nd "Abrazo Garifuna in New York.  
  3. ^ """Senator Ruben Diaz to celebrate the 3rd "Abrazo Garifuna in New York.  
  4. ^ "State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. ABRAZO GARIFUNA 2014". 100percentbronx. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  5. ^ England, Sarah. "Transnational Movements, Racialized Space", Afro Central Americans in New York City: Garifuna Tales of Transnational Movements in Racialized Space. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006: 29.

External links

  • Garifuna American Heritage Foundation United
  • Garifuna americans at
  • Garifuna-American announces committee to run for office in New York
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