n Ubuntu : Journal of Conflict and Social Transformation - Migration in a globalizing world: Perspectives from Ghana, Mariama Awumbila, Delali Badasu and Joseph Teye - book review

Volume 8 Number 2
  • ISSN : 2078-760X
  • E-ISSN: 2050-4950


This book provides an invaluable contribution to the often neglected phenomenon of context specific migration, its patterns and implications for policy and people. Migration literature tends to focus on the Western experience of human mobility and universalizing such frameworks to analyze migration and migration impact in non-Western environments. This has distorted the reality of the African experience with migration, making it difficult for researchers, scholars and policy makers among others to explain the migratory activities taking place in the continent (Elrick 2008). This book looks at migration as it occurs within the African and more specifically the Ghanaian contexts. It seeks to fill the existing gaps in migration literature by providing a uniquely African perspective on migration and its manifestations in the continent. More explicitly, the book focuses on the case of Ghana and how the specific conditions found in the country shape the changing migration trends (p.3).

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