Jaguar: A Story of Africans in America
Issa Boureima is a young, hip African street vendor who sells knock-off designer bags and hats in an open-air market on 125th street in Harlem. His goal is to become a "Jaguar"—a West African term for a keen entrepreneur able to spot trends and turn a profit in any marketplace. This dynamic world, largely invisible to mainstream culture, is the backdrop of this timely novel.
University of Chicago Press
African Languages and Societies | Social and Cultural Anthropology
Stoller, Paul, "Jaguar: A Story of Africans in America" (1999). College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Books. 23.