Current Trends in West Indian and African Immigration and Their Impact on Assimilation

  • Lillian Ruth Boone


The process of migration, figures significantly in the survival repertoire of Carribean people. For example, in Montserrat, a British West Indian Island, there is a popularly quoted proverb:

“Crab no walk, e’no get fat.”


Immigrant Family Role Expectation Early Trauma Absent Parent Illegal Alien 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lillian Ruth Boone
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  1. 1.Psychiatry DepartmentThe Methodist HospitalBrooklynUSA

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