Author: JoAnn McGregor,Ranka Primorac
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Category: Social Science
'Impressively well informed and up to date both factually and theoretically, the book should be read by all those interested in new African diasporas. It will undoubtedly constitute a baseline for any future research on the Zimbabwean diaspora'-Pnina Werbner, Keele University '[A] creative and intelligent contribution to the wider academic literature on diasporas:-Jennifer Robinson, University College London '[A] considerable addition to the growing literature on African migrants and refugees in Europe and elsewhere. It brings together research conducted by a range of scholars from different disciplines and of different backgrounds, including many from Zimbabwe itself..:ûRalph Grillo, University of Sussex Zimbabwe's crisis has produced a dramatic global scattering of people for the past decade. This volume investigates this enforced dispersal, and the processes shaping the emergence of a new 'diaspora' of Zimbabweans abroad, focusing on the most important concentrations in South Africa and in Britain. The first book on the diasporic connections created through Zimbabwe's multifaceted crisis, it offers an innovative combination of research on the political, economic, cultural and legal dimensions of movement across borders and survival thereafter. It highlights the ways in which new movements are connected to older flows, and how displacements across physical borders are intimately linked to the reworking of conceptual borders in both sending and receiving states. The book is essential reading for researchers and students in migration, diaspora and postcolonial literary studies. Joann Mcgregor is Lecturer at University College London. She has published on Zimbabwean politics, society and history, and on forced migration. She is co-author of Violence and Memory: One Hundred Years in the Dark Forests of Matabeleland, Zimbabwe (2000), author of Crossing the Zambezi: The Politics of Landscape on a Central African Frontier (2010) and co-editor of the Journal of Southern African Studies. Ranka Primorac is Teaching Fellow at University of Southampton. She has published on Zimbabwean literature and culture, and is author of The Place of Tears: The Novel and Politics in Modern Zimbabwe, editor of African City Textualities (2010) and co-editor of Zimbabwe in Crisis: The International Response and the Space of Silence (2007).