Akinyinka Akinyoade, PhD (2007), International Institute of Social Studies Den Haag, is a Senior Researcher at the African Studies Centre, Leiden. He has published books and articles on irregular migration, and fertility dynamics in West Africa. He is currently working on food and water security scenarios for Africa 2050.
Jan-Bart Gewald, PhD (1996), Leiden University, is a Senior Researcher at the African Studies Centre, Leiden and Professor of History at Leiden University. He has published extensively on aspects of southern African History and is currently working primarily on Zambian history.
All those involved in the study of Africa, Migration, Mobility, socio-cultural and economic transformations.
Table of contents
1 African Roads to Prosperity: People en Route to Socio-Cultural and Economic Transformations
Jan-Bart Gewald & Akinyinka Akinyoade
2 Roads to Prosperity: Social Zones of Transit
Amisah Zenabu Bakuri
3 Roads to Prosperity: Reflections about a Concept
Zones of Transit
4 Wenela, Katima Mulilo, a Zone of Transit in Barotseland: The Development of a Holding Zone for Migrants on the Extreme Frontier of the South African Empire
5 ‘Trapped’ in the North: Southern Migrants in Northern Nigeria, 1908–1970s
Shehu Tijjani Yusuf
6 Migration and Competition around Commercial Spaces: The Case of Songhay Migrants at the Kumasi Central Market, Ghana 1930–1948
7 Resettlement in Zimbabwe: Final Destination from the Zones of Transition?
Zones of Transference
8 A Romantic Zone of Transference? Botswana, Ghanaian Migrants and Marital Social Mobility
Rijk van Dijk
9 The Opportunities of the Margin: The Kapsiki Smith and his Road to Prosperity
Walter van Beek
10 Migrants’ Assessment of Prospects in Migration: A Case Study of Conservancy Labourers in the University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Augustine Tanle & Benjamin Kofi Nyarko
11 Coercion or Volition: Making Sense of the Experiences of Female Victims of Trafficking from Nigeria in the Netherlands
Taiwo Olabisi Oluwatoyin & Akinyinka Akinyoade
Zones of Transit and Transference
12 So be nya dagna? (‘Is someone injured?’): The Evolution and Use of Tricycles in Tamale, Northern Ghana
Samuel Ntewusu & Edward Nanbigne
13 Nigerians in Transit: The Trader and the Religious in Jerusalem House, Ghana
14 Ghanaian migrants in the Netherlands: Germany as a transit zone
Amisah Zenabu Bakuri
15 Kinshasa: A city of refugees
Meike de Goede
List of Contributors