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-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: 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

’ 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

for many frustrated young Cameroonians (Lado 2005 ). Above all, young Cameroonians – not yet married and of both genders – are eager to try and make their life outside of the country. Financially very weak families might hesitate more to invest their money in a bushfalling project, whilst socially

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In: African Diaspora

family, we moved around quite a bit. Before I was 10 years old, we had lived in three different countries 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

In: African Diaspora

beyond old rivalries and previous failures, by shaping a Pan-African community, symbolically located both in the African life ‘here’ (in Belgium and by extension Europe) and ‘there’ (in Africa). Keywords African associations; collective action; leadership; identity politics; community Résumé S

In: African Diaspora

plight, they use hybridized performing arts as embod- ied knowledge expressed through dammam dances. The dancers comment on the high cost of living and Siddi frustrations in life; for instance, they dramatize how spices are tied in a knot at the end of cloth. If the knot becomes untied, the spices can

In: African Diaspora
Author: Basile Ndjio

in search of a meaningful life in Europe. She was in her mid twenties. After a short stay in Paris where she spent almost two years living by her wits, she moved to the United Kingdom where she successfully applied for asylum, by passing herself off as a refugee from Rwanda. Th e British capital fi

In: African Diaspora
Author: Beacon Mbiba

the survey reported that the reason for coming to Britain was a direct result of politically related threats to his life. The rest reported that moving to Britain was a move to try and secure their future economic life chances and more crucially those of their children, thus confirming the middle class

In: African Diaspora