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Introduction

  • Samadia SadouniEmail author
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Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)

Abstract

Sadouni offers a much-needed description of the methodology and conceptual framework for the study of Somalis’ migrant experiences in Johannesburg. Adopting a transnational perspective, the author introduces an interdisciplinary dimension (historical, sociological, political) to the analysis of Somalis living in Johannesburg, an investigation which is strongly linked to a consideration of the spatiality of the Southern African Indian Ocean region. Somalis’ waves of migration to Johannesburg are analysed during different periods: the colonial era up to the creation of the Union of South Africa in 1910, the apartheid period and finally the post-apartheid era, which began in 1994 with the first democratic elections.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LyonSciences Po LyonLyonFrance

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