Migrants and Strangers in an African City Migrants and Strangers in an African City

Migrants and Strangers in an African City Migrants and Strangers in an African City : Exile, Dignity, Belonging Exile, Dignity, Belonging

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In cities throughout Africa, local inhabitants live alongside large populations of "strangers." Bruce Whitehouse explores the condition of strangerhood for residents who have come from the West African Sahel to settle in Brazzaville, Congo. Whitehouse considers how these migrants live simultaneously inside and outside of Congolese society as merchants, as Muslims in a predominantly non-Muslim society, and as parents seeking to instill in their children the customs of their communities of origin. Migrants and Strangers in an African City challenges Pan-Africanist ideas of transnationalism and diaspora in today's globalized world.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 288 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253000750
  • 9780253000750

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"A worthy contribution to the growing fields of immigration studies, transnationalism, and globalization and a very readable analysis of the dynamics ofcontemporary life in an African city." -- Phyllis M. Martin, IndianaUniversity--Phyllis M. Martin, Indiana Universityshow more

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