The book describes the worlds where Swahili is spoken as multi-centred contexts that cannot be thought of as located in a specific coastal area of Kenya or Tanzania. The articles presented discuss a range of geographical areas where Swahili is spoken, from Somalia to Mozambique along the Indian Ocean, in Europe and the US. In an attempt to de-essentialize the concepts of translocality and cosmopolitanism, the emphasis of the book is on translocality as experienced by different social strata and by gender and cosmopolitanism as an acquired attitude.
Contributors are: Katrin Bromber, Gerard van de Bruinhorst, Francesca Declich, Rebecca Gearhart Mafazy, Linda Giles, Ida Hadjivayanis, Mohamed Kassim, Kjersti Larsen, Mohamed Saleh, Maria Suriano, Sandra Vianello.
and timely topic. Its weakness constitutes the main problem and its strength an antidote to Africa’s problems. Regional integration is present in virtually all the discourses of African politicians and policy makers. African countries like Senegal and car even established a ministry or department
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projecting a different image of their country as migrant friendly country. They therefore tend to deny its existence or to consider it an ordinary crime. Those who instigate xenophobia are presented as a small group of marginal peoples, the criminals. Denialism and minimalism therefore have been the main
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than others. In the first group was put Swaziland and Malawi, which were said to be very keen to “cooperate” with South Africa economically and presented no difficulties for South Africa’s move. Second was the group made up of Namibia and Zimbabwe because it was known what governments would take over