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Title:Children on the move in Africa: past & present experiences of migration
Editors:Razy, ÉlodieISNI
Rodet, MarieISNI
City of publisher:Suffolk
Publisher:James Currey
ISBN:1847011381; 9781847011381
Geographic term:Africa
social conditions
Abstract:This collective volume discusses and analyses the migration of African children, both within Africa and beyond the continent. Drawing on personal experiences of child migrants and addressing issues such as patterns of fosterage, the role of education, child labour and conceptions of place and 'home', the authors examine how child migration differs from adult migration and whether the condition of childhood pushes individuals towards specific migratory trajectories. Case studies which are set within the broader context of family migration, transnational families, colonial and postcolonial migration politics, religious encounter and/or globalization in Africa are presented from Ghana, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, Sudan, Togo and Zambia. Contributions: Preface (Benjamin N. Lawrance); Introduction: child migration in Africa: key issues & new perspectives (Elodie Razy); 'An ardent desire to be useful': Senegalese students, religious sisters & migration for schooling in France, 1824-1842 (Kelly Duke Bryant); Girl pawns, brides & slaves: child trafficking in Southeastern Nigeria, 1920s (Robin P. Chapdelaine); 'Bringing a girl from the village': gender, child migration & domestic service in post-colonial Zambia (Sacha Hepburn); 'I will never become a crocodile but I am happy if I eat enough': a psychological analysis of child fosterage and resilience in contemporary Mali (Paola Porcelli); Working as a 'boy': labour, age & masculinities in Togo, c. 1975-2005 (Marco Gardini); Childhood, space & memory: migrations of the métis in Madagascar's Central Highlands (nineteenth & twentieth centuries) (Violaine Tisseau); 'We were mixed with all types': educational migration in the Northern Territories of colonial Ghana (Lacy S. Ferrell); India-South Africa mobilities in the first half of the twentieth century: minors, immigration encounters in Cape Town & becoming South African (Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie); Education, migration & nationalism: mapping the school days of the first generation of southern Sudanese nationalist leaders, c. 1948-1972 (Hannah Whittaker with Harjyot Hayer); Child narration as a device for negotiating space & identity formation in recent Nigerian migrant fiction (Oluwole Coker). [ASC Leiden abstract]