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Movements, borders, and identities in Africa

Author: Toyin Falola; Aribidesi Adisa Usman
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2011, ©2009.
Series: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora, v. 40.
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Migration has become a continuous phenomenon in the history of human societies. Migration is synonymous with the history of Africa itself. The migration of individuals and groups over time is associated with the emergence of cultures and of civilizations throughout the world. This book establishes the centrality of migrations and movements of people in the historical evolution of African peoples and societies. By  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toyin Falola; Aribidesi Adisa Usman
ISBN: 9781580462969 1580462960
OCLC Number: 781435691
Description: x, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Frontier migrations and cultural transformations in the Yoruba hinterland, ca. 1575-1700: the case of upper Osun / Akinwumi Ogundiran --
The root is also here: the nondiaspora foundations of Yoruba ethnicity / Olatunji Ojo --
Settlement strategies, ceramic use, and factors of change among the people of northeast Osun state, Nigeria / Adisa Ogunfolakan --
Precolonial regional migration and settlement abandonment in Yorubaland, Nigeria / Aribidesi Usman --
Migrations, identities, and transculturation in the coastal cities of Yorubaland in the second half of the second millennium: an approach to African history through architecture / Brigitte Kowalski Oshineye --
Squatting and settlement making in Mamelodi, South Africa / Gerald Steyn --
"Scattering time": anticolonial resistance and migration among the Jo-Ugenya of Kenya toward the end of the nineteenth century / Meshack Owino --
Traders, slaves, and soldiers: the Hausa diaspora in Ghana (Gold Coast and Asante) in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Edmund Abaka --
Ethnic identities and the culture of modernity in a frontier region: the Gokwe district of northwestern Zimbabwe, 1963-79 / Pius S. Nyambara --
Displacement, migration, and the curse of borders in francophone West Africa / Ghislaine Geloin --
Shifting identities among Nigerian Yoruba in Dahomey and the Republic of Benin (1940s-2004) / Jean-Luc Martineau --
Identity, "foreign-ness," and the dilemma of immigrants at the coast of Kenya: interrogating the myth of "black Arabs" among Kenyan Africans / Maurice N. Amutabi --
Labor market constraints and competition in colonial Africa: migrant workers, population, and agricultural production in upper Volta, 1920-32 / Issiaka Mande.
Series Title: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora, v. 40.
Responsibility: edited by Toyin Falola and Aribidesi Usman.

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A groundbreaking interrogation of the myriad causes and effects of African migration, from the pre-colonial to the modern era.  Read more...

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Broad and well-informed...recommend[ed] to readers who are interested either in Yoruba history or mobility and identity in Africa. AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW [This book] demonstrates the breadth of Read more...

 
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