Destination Africa: contemporary Africa as a centre of global encounter

TitleDestination Africa: contemporary Africa as a centre of global encounter
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2021
Series EditorM.M.A. Kaag, G. Khan-Mohammad, and S. Schmid
Series titleAfrica-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies
Paginationxii, 265
Date Published2021
Place PublishedLeiden
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number978-90-04-46413-1

This work challenges received ideas of Africa as a marginal continent and place of exodus by considering the continent as a centre of global connectivity and confluence. Flows of people, goods, and investments towards Africa have increased and diversified over recent decades. In light of these changes, the contributions analyse new actors in such diverse fields as education, trade, infrastructure, and tourism. They show the historicity of many current mobilities towards Africa and investigate questions of agency and power in shaping encounters between Africans and others in Africa today. In this way, the volume contributes significantly to debates on Africa’s position in global mobility dynamics and provides a firm basis for further research. 



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