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The Resource African migration, human rights and literature, Fareda Banda

African migration, human rights and literature, Fareda Banda

Label
African migration, human rights and literature
Title
African migration, human rights and literature
Statement of responsibility
Fareda Banda
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This innovative book looks at the topic of migration through the prism of law and literature. The author uses a rich mix of novels, short stories, literary realism, human rights and comparative literature to explore the experiences of African migrants and asylum seekers. The book is divided into two. Part one is conceptual and focuses on art activism and the myriad ways in which people have sought to 'write justice.' Using Mamdani's diasporas of slavery and colonialism, it then considers histories of migration across the centuries before honing in on the recent anti-migration policies of western states. Achiume is used to show how these histories of imposition and exploitation create a bond which bestows on Africans a "status as co-sovereigns of the First World through citizenship." The many fictional examples of the schemes used to gain entry are set against the formal legal processes. Attention is paid to life post arrival which for asylum seekers may include periods in detention. The impact of the increased hostility of receiving states is examined in light of their human rights obligations. Consideration is paid to how Africans navigate their post-migration lives which includes reconciling themselves to status fracture-taking on jobs for which they are over-qualified, while simultaneously dealing with the resentment borne of status threat on the part of the citizenry. Part two moves from the general to consider the intersections of gender and status focusing on women, LGBTI individuals and children. Focusing on their human rights and the fictional literature, chapter four looks at women who have been trafficked as well as domestic workers and hotel maids while chapter five is on LGBTI people whose legal and literary stories are only now being told. The final substantive chapter considers the experiences of children who may arrive as unaccompanied minors. Using a mixture of poetry and first person accounts, the chapter examines the post-arrival lives of children, some of whom may be citizens but who are continually made to feel like outsiders. The conclusion follows, starting with two stories about walls by Hadero and Lanchester which are used to illustrate the themes discussed in the book. Few African lawyers write about literature and few books and articles in Western law and literature look at books by or about Africans, so a book that engages with both is long overdue. Fascinating reading for academics, law, literature, gender and migration students, policy-makers and indeed the general public"--
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Banda, Fareda
Dewey number
809.933554
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.E59
LC item number
B36 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emigration and immigration in literature
  • African diaspora in literature
  • Law in literature
  • Human rights in literature
  • Africans
  • African diaspora
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • African diaspora
  • African diaspora in literature
  • Emigration and immigration in literature
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Human rights in literature
  • Law in literature
  • Africa
Label
African migration, human rights and literature, Fareda Banda
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Artivism, literature, law and justice -- Migration histories -- Of visas and visions of a better life -- Women's lives -- Sexual orientation and gender identities -- Children in literature
Control code
1153014385
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 340 pages
Isbn
9781509938346
Lccn
2020029899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030364588
System control number
(OCoLC)1153014385
Label
African migration, human rights and literature, Fareda Banda
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Artivism, literature, law and justice -- Migration histories -- Of visas and visions of a better life -- Women's lives -- Sexual orientation and gender identities -- Children in literature
Control code
1153014385
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 340 pages
Isbn
9781509938346
Lccn
2020029899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030364588
System control number
(OCoLC)1153014385

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