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Emergent African Immigrant Philanthropy in New York City

by Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome

Jan 1, 2004

Philanthropy takes many forms among African immigrant communities. It exists in the form of mutual aid for friends, extended family, lineage, and fictive kin. This last category includes, but is not limited to, those from an individual's ethnic group, or even from their country of origin.