Migration

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    Book Review: Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Savior by Peter Tinti and Tuesday Reitano

Book Review: Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Savior by Peter Tinti and Tuesday Reitano

Despite it not offering a solution to the migrant crisis, the book nevertheless provides a basis for understanding it, according to Yovanka Perdigao.

 

Without a doubt, Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Savior by Peter Tinti and Tuesday Reitano is a must read. This book takes readers on a journey through the highly complex business of human smuggling where the lines between savior […]

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    Keeping the Faith: On the spiritual dimensions of South Sudanese exile in Arua, north-west Uganda #LSEreturn

Keeping the Faith: On the spiritual dimensions of South Sudanese exile in Arua, north-west Uganda #LSEreturn

While material support is vital for the survival of displaced people, there are also spiritual and religious consequences of exile, says LSE’s Elizabeth Storer.

 

This article is part of our Politics of Return series, an AHRC/ESRC PaCCs-funded project which explores the dynamics of return and reintegration of refugees in Central and Eastern Africa. Follow all updates on the project on Twitter and Instagram through […]

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    Photo Essay: Seeing Displacement through Ethnographic Photography #LSEreturn

Photo Essay: Seeing Displacement through Ethnographic Photography #LSEreturn

Visual and written narratives about conflict and victimhood tend to generate a series of much-repeated tropes. In this article, LSE’s Elizabeth Storer unveils a project which seeks to present a more accurate portrayal of displacement through the medium of photography.

 

This article is part of our Politics of Return series, an AHRC/ESRC PaCCs-funded project which explores the dynamics of return […]

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    Book Review: Little Mogadishu: Eastleigh, Nairobi’s global Somali hub by Neil Carrier

Book Review: Little Mogadishu: Eastleigh, Nairobi’s global Somali hub by Neil Carrier

Constance Smith says that the publication of Neil Carrier’s Little Mogadishu: Eastleigh, Nairobi’s global Somali hub is timely and evocative demonstration of how great opportunity can emerge out of displacement.

 

In this era of politicised austerity and global terror, the easy suspicion and scapegoating of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants of all sorts is seemingly ubiquitous. The ‘refugee crisis’ and […]

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    Desperately Poor Countries Host Refugees While the Affluent World Abandons Them

Desperately Poor Countries Host Refugees While the Affluent World Abandons Them

Yohannes Woldemariam argues that European leaders could learn from Uganda’s compassionate policy towards refugees.

The distinguished scholar and humanitarian activist Noam Chomsky places Western attitudes towards refugees “among the signs of the severe moral-cultural crisis… that is mislabelled a ‘refugee crisis.’” According to the latest report of Amnesty International:

Measures implemented by EU leaders to strengthen search and rescue capacity in […]

Ghana Must Go: Containing The Mayhem of #Migration

Diana Olaleye tells the story behind the famous ‘Ghana Must Go’ bag.

It is chequered. It is sturdy. It is used worldwide. There is some contention as to whether it can be deemed highly fashionable, but it gains some cool points for being waterproof and available in more than one set of colours. For many, it merely serves the primary function […]

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    Book Review: Africa’s Return Migrants: The New Developers? by Lisa Åkesson and Maria Eriksson Baaz (eds)

Book Review: Africa’s Return Migrants: The New Developers? by Lisa Åkesson and Maria Eriksson Baaz (eds)

While Northern policy discourse and the national development policies of African countries focus on the economic value of returnee migration, the contributions in Africa’s Return Migrants: The New Developers? emphasise the role of social capital in managing a successful return, says Constance Smith.

 

In December 2016, the British media made much of the story that the newly-elected President of the […]

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    Book Review: Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier

Book Review: Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier

In Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System, Alexander Betts and Paul Collier set out to offer solutions to the flawed system of refugee management that has gained increasing attention through the emergence of the crisis discourse surrounding migration. While this ambitious book sets out to challenge this through restoring a narrative of hope, Gayle Munro questions whether its underlying optimism […]

Legal invisibility was the best thing to happen to me

I became an undocumented migrant at age six and it changed my life writes Robtel Neajai Pailey.

 

For the millions of undocumented migrants across the globe, life unfolds above ground, but below the radar.

I should know.

When I was six years old, I plunged into a vortex of legal invisibility and remained trapped in its grip for nearly 15 years.

Born in Monrovia, […]

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    Migratory flows, colonial encounters and the histories of transatlantic slavery

Migratory flows, colonial encounters and the histories of transatlantic slavery

Olivette Otele argues that economic considerations and research about the development of Africa could very well be intellectual wars by proxy over racial superiority and over the question of what Europe could have achieved with or without enslaved Africans as commodities, labour and reproductive tools.

Over the last 80 years or so, the history of the transatlantic slave trade and […]

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