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Peter Tatah and Michaela Pelican

-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

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Maintaining Links with the Homeland through Marriage and Naming

An Exploratory Study among Nigerian Immigrants in the US

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

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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

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Beyond ‘Mouridcentrism’

Lived Islam in the Context of Senegalese Migrations

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

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Noelle C. Sullivan, Hansjörg Dilger and David Garcia

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

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Maxim Matusevich

’ 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

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Blair Rutherford

,673 in 1997 (cited in Peberdy 2001 : 19). At that time, a main motivating factor for many Zimbabweans to come to South Africa was the sense of new opportunities in the post-apartheid nation and the growing job losses and poverty for many Zimbabweans under structural adjustment policies implemented in

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Not Just a Personal Decision

Moral Obligations and Collective Pressures on Return to Zimbabwe

Elin Berstad Mortensen

is a Zimbabwean refugee living in London. He has done very well for himself; after gaining refugee status he has been able to study, he has obtained a respectable job and has brought his Zimbabwean family over to Britain. All the while, he dreams about returning to Zimbabwe from exile to help rebuild

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Ushehwedu Kufakurinani, Dominic Pasura and JoAnn McGregor

phone parenting’. While care giving clearly involves a mix of financial, practical, personal and emotional or moral support (Baldassar 2007a, 2007b, 2008), for Parreñas (2005a, 2001), it is the quest to maintain intimacy that is the core of transnational family life and most challenging to maintain

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Maybritt Jill Alpes

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