By Joy Owen
In the highbrow stream to target transnational areas and transnationality, the truth of migration in a selected socio-political context—a specialise in place—has been neglected. Migration at the African continent is extra just like the early migrations of Italian, Polish, and Jewish immigrants to the USA within the preliminary stages of arrival, model, and copy of the nationwide self. whereas those Congolese transmigrants hold touch with these again domestic via a variety of social media functions, their very genuine survival wishes strength a day by day dwelling that secures survival wishes, while these of a better category preserve a spotlight on lola (paradise)—onward migration out of South Africa. an enormous element of securing one’s survival wishes is the production of various social networks. via those networks, Congolese transmigrants entry information about employment, details on applicable academic possibilities for kids, information about secure residential components, and several types of details that help their lifestyles in an routinely alienating South African space.
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Congolese Social Networks: Living on the Margins in Muizenberg, Cape Town by Joy Owen