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and on three continents. I was a bookish child, who sought solace and found sanctuary in the creative world of words. Mobility became a fact of my young life, but books were my steady and constant companions. It is thus no surprise that I chose academia in general and anthropology in particular as my

In: African Diaspora
Author: Mnqobi Ngubane

’s income, a farm worker in timber plantations, and the only breadwinner in the family. For Mr Y, the land restitution process has certainly raised hopes for a new life, better than what he had previously as a labour tenant whose livestock accumulation was restricted to specific herd numbers, living on a

In: Land Reform Revisited

; Goebel, 2005 ; Walker, 2008 ; Aliber, 2015 ) was the depiction of the fast-track reforms as a politically motivated land grab. The structural inequality inherent in the colonial-era agrarian structure inherited at independence in 1980 was largely ignored. Additionally, its redistributive aspect

In: Land Reform Revisited
Author: Nerhene Davis

of the proposed land transfer and the ability of the community to cope with its new responsibilities. The potential impact that the ‘inadequate’ management of newly restored land would have on the local economy was a key motivator to consider private sector involvement. Shared equity with a partner

In: Land Reform Revisited

-Sud, migration Sud-Est, relations d’échange, Cameroun Introduction International migration is a crucial theme widely discussed in Cameroon, both privately and in public. While individuals have long been travelling, studying and living abroad, the vision of fi nding a better future elsewhere has gained prominence

In: African Diaspora
Author: Monibo A. Sam

, couple’s marital living arrangements, how their marriages are legitimized, and the naming of their children. As Uwakweh (2013) points out, the diaspora African’smarriage and family are understudied; as a minority-within-a-minority the diaspora Nigerian’s marriage/family fairs worse in this regard. Most

In: African Diaspora
Author: Danielle Koning

conceptualisations may help account for the mission life and particularly for the reversed mission discourse – praxis gap in the Ghanaian Seventh-day Adventist church in Amsterdam. Drawing on this particular understanding of space and place and with a focus on mission, this article is situated in what Low and

In: African Diaspora
Authors: Rita Sobczyk and Rosa Soriano

. This research points to the relevance of other Muslim brotherhoods, such as Tijaniyya, which, with a few exceptions, have been neglected in studies on Senegalese mobility. Despite the relevance of these religious organizations in the migratory project, it is also argued that in everyday life

In: African Diaspora

’ touch to McKay’s journey, turning it into a true ‘individual triumph’ that he clearly saw as a coup for his race: Never in my life did I feel prouder of being an African, a black, and no mistake about it. . . . I was like a black icon (McKay 1937: 168). McKay’s enthusiasm proved to be contagious. In the

In: African Diaspora

the role of networks in transnational migration, see Glick-Schiller et al. 1995). Furthermore, the decision of health professionals from sub-Saharan Africa to migrate may be motivated by intellectual curiosity, the quest for specialisa- tion and a longing to apply professional skills under adequate

In: African Diaspora