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Kenyon College

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Program Name

Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy and Media

Abstract

Palestinians have been immigrating to Nicaragua and throughout Central America since the early 20th-century, and they have formed their own small community in Managua. The first generation of immigrants from Palestine arrived without any support from the Nicaraguan government, and had to rely on the community for survival. However, the second generation has been brought up in a different Nicaragua than their parents faced and now encounters a new set of challenges in preserving their identity and becoming part of mainstream Nicaraguan society. This paper seeks to investigate the outcomes of assimilation of the second generation of Palestinian-Nicaraguans. In addition, it attempts to identify and assess what resources the first and second generations can draw upon in their search for identity in Nicaraguan society.

Disciplines

Latin American Studies | Migration Studies | Race and Ethnicity

 

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