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The fixer : visa lottery chronicles

Author: Charles Piot; Kodjo Nicolas Batema, (Visa broker)
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Theory in forms.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the West African nation of Togo, applying for the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery is a national obsession, with hundreds of thousands of Togolese entering each year. From the street frenzy of the lottery sign-up period and the scramble to raise money for the embassy interview, to the gamesmanship of those adding spouses and dependents to their dossiers, the application process is complicated, expensive, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Piot, Charles.
Fixer.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018047216
Named Person: Kodjo Nicolas Batema, (Visa broker)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Piot; Kodjo Nicolas Batema, (Visa broker)
ISBN: 9781478003427 1478003421
OCLC Number: 1081375266
Description: 1 online resource (x, 212 pages)
Contents: Border practice --
The interview --
Kinship by other means --
Trading futures --
Embassy indiscretions --
Protest --
Prison --
America, here we come --
Lomé 2018.
Series Title: Theory in forms.
Responsibility: Charles Piot with Kodjo Nicolas Batema.

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Charles Piot follows a visa broker-known as a "fixer"-in the West African nation of Togo as he helps his clients apply for the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery program.  Read more...

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