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A Sweet-Footed African: James Jibraeel Alhaji

by James Jibraeel Alhaji, Francis B. Nyamnjoh

A Sweet-Footed African captures the sense of being James Jibraeel Alhaji; the milestones and challenges of his life and his reconciliation with emotions, decisions and circumstances of the past, and hopes for the future. James Jibraeel Alhaji's life is characterized by a diversity of personal ambitions, family commitments and economic motives, which lead him from his home in Cameroon to Cape Town, South Africa. The story situates the context of decisions that characterize the so-called quest for greener pastures, examining personal opportunities, triumphs and challenges before and beyond life as an immigrant in South Africa. The story explores what it means to move and to be mobile in Africa, the networks that fulfil and sustain mobile Africans during times of uncertainty, and the lineage to home that remains eternally active.

Read the excerpt: "Xenophobia in South Africa" from A Sweet-Footed African here.

ISBN 9789956792757 | 266 pages | 216 x 140mm | 2014 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback




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