Many people are ready to hop on flights to Wakanda, the fictional African nation in the movie, Black Panther. Many more are ready to come to the Africa that actually exists. But unfortunately, some of those who wish to visit the continent cannot make the trip, either for financial reasons, lack of time, or fear/unfamiliarity.
Luckily, a large Diaspora and recent pools of economic migrants means there are Africans, and in essence, pockets of Africa all around the world. New York City, the largest city in America, is especially notable, as it hosts over a million black African immigrants as of 2010.
In New York City, one is sure to find a plethora of African nationalities who bring to the city their unique languages, food, and history. Below are specific places to get a taste of these facets of Africa’s unique culture in the city.