n African Review of Economics and Finance - International Migration and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Viewpoints and Policy Initiatives in the Countries of Origin, Aderanti Adepoju, Tom van Naerssen & Annelies Zoomers (Eds.) : book review

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2042-1478
  • E-ISSN: 2410-4906


This book, an edited volume by Aderanti Adepoju, Tom van Naerssen and Annelies Zoomers, comes to initiate an important discourse in migration literature - to put the spotlight of migration thinking and policy initiatives in the countries of origin. Often, the tendency for migration scholars has been to examine these issues from the perspective of the global north as if the trend in global migration were always in that direction. In this book, the authors, while examining the nexus between international migration and national development, draw attention to the need to recompense the deep northern bias in the current discourse and practice on migration and migration policy making with interesting cases from sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere. To this end, the authors jog our memory of the need to shrivel the negative upshots of migration, and simultaneously optimise the development impacts that emanate from it.

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