Refugees in African History - Quarterly Bulletin of Recent Publications 02-21

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Dear subscribers to H-Net's Crossnetwork Refugees in African History,

we're exited to share with you our Quarterly Bulletin on Recent Publications, the first of a quarterly series of recent publications on the topic of refugees in African history. We welcome suggestions for publications to be included in the second bulletin until March 30, 2021, to


Quarterly Bulletin of Recent Publications on the topic of:

Refugees in African History


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Books and Chapters:

Adelman, Howard. African Refugees: Development Aid and Repatriation. 1st ed., Routledge, 2020.

Amari'di, Odu Kpwere. My Life as a Refugee, Author House, 2020.

Ballinger, Pamela. The World Refugees Made: Decolonization and the Foundation of Postwar Italy, Cornell University Press, 2020.

Grenville, Anthony, et al. Refugees from Nazi-Occupied Europe in British Overseas Territories. Brill | Rodopi, 2020.

Laine, Jussi P. "Reframing African migration to Europe: An alternative narrative." Migration Conundrums, Regional Integration and Development, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan (2020): 93-116.

Lingelbach, Jochen. On the Edges of Whiteness: Polish Refugees in British Colonial Africa during and after the Second World War. New York: Berghahn, 2020.



Chironda, Andriata. Narrators, Navigators and Negotiators: Foreign Service Officer Life Stories from Canada's Africa Refugee Resettlement Program, 1970 to 1990 (Doctoral dissertation, Carleton University), 2020.

Mohamad, Wigdan. African refugee women in Egypt: lacunae in international refugee law and the erasure of disadvantaged groups (Master thesis, The American University in Cairo), 2020.


Journal Articles:

Adam, Ilke, Florian Trauner, Leonie Jegen, and Christof Roos. "West African Interests in (EU) Migration Policy. Balancing Domestic Priorities with External Incentives." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 46.15 (2020): 3101-118.

Agbemenu, Kafuli, et al. "HIV attitudes and beliefs in US-based African refugee women." Ethnicity & health (2020): 1-10.

Balakian, Sophia. "Navigating Patchwork Governance: Somalis in Kenya, National Security, and Refugee Resettlement." African Studies Review 63.1 (2020): 43-64.

Brankamp, Hanno. "Refugees in uniform: community policing as a technology of government in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya." Journal of Eastern African Studies 14.2 (2020): 270-290.

Castryck, Geert. "Children of the Revolution: The Citizenship of Urban Muslims in the Burundian Decolonization Process." Journal of Eastern African Studies 14.2 (2020): 185-203.

Davis, Rohan Miller. "The ‘bad’and exceptionally ‘good’: constructing the African refugee." Media International Australia (2020).

Grabska, Katarzyna. "'Wasting Time': Migratory Trajectories of Adolescence among Eritrean Refugee Girls in Khartoum." Critical African Studies 12.1 (2020): 22-36.

Jansen, Bram J, and Milou De Bruijne. "Humanitarian Spill-over: The Expansion of Hybrid Humanitarian Governance from Camps to Refugee Hosting Societies in East Africa." Journal of Eastern African Studies 14.4 (2020): 669-88.

Johnson, James (Jay) G. "Constructing and contesting state-urban borders: litigation over Refugee Reception Offices in post-apartheid South African cities." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2020): 1-18.

Kirui, Peter K., Hellen S. Wanyonyi, and Naomi Kutto. "Somali Refugee Solutions in Kenya: Challenges of Repatriation and Prospects of Local Integration." Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal 7.3 (2020).

Kluge, Hans Henri P., et al. "Refugee and migrant health in the COVID-19 response." The Lancet 395.10232 (2020): 1237-1239.

Magan, Ifrah Mahamud. "On Being Black, Muslim, and a Refugee: Stories of Somalis in Chicago." Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies 18.2 (2020): 172-188.

Monshipouri, Mahmood, Burcu Akan Ellis, and Cassidy Renee Yip. "Managing the Refugee Crisis in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic." Insight Turkey 2020/04-The Future of The Libyan Crisis (2020): 179.

Moyo, Inocent. "On Borders and the Liminality of Undocumented Zimbabwean Migrants in South Africa." Journal Of Immigrant & Refugee Studies 18.1 (2020): 60-74.

Nelson, Kyle, and Christine Marston. "Refugee Migration Histories in a Meatpacking Town: Blurring the Line Between Primary and Secondary Migration." Journal of International Migration and Integration 21.1 (2020): 77-91.

October, Lauren Sue. "Antiforeigner Resentment as a Manifestation of Xhosa Hegemonic Masculinity." Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies 18.4 (2020): 421-433.

Scharrer, Tabea. "’It Is Better to Do Business in Africa than in Europe’- Socio-Economic Positionings among Business-Minded European Somalis Moving to Kenya." Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies 18.3 (2020): 270-85.

Skran, Claudena, and Evan Easton-Calabria. "Old Concepts Making New History: Refugee Self-reliance, Livelihoods and the ‘Refugee Entrepreneur’." Journal of Refugee Studies 33.1 (2020): 1-21.

Suriano, Maria. "Transnational Music Collaborations, Affective Networks and Everyday Practices of Convivial Solidarity in Ujamaa Dar Es Salaam." Journal of Southern African Studies 46.5 (2020): 985-1008.

Tewolde, Amanuel Isak. "'Assumed to Have a Race': Everyday Encounters of Refugees with Racial Ascription in South Africa." Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies 18.4 (2020): 375-389.

Tewolde, Amanuel Isak. "Problematic Insiderness in Migration Research: Refugee Researcher Researching Other Refugees." Journal of International Migration and Integration (2020): 1-14.

Urindwanayo, Desire, and Solina Richter. "Teenage Pregnancy in Refugee Camps: A Narrative Synthesis." Journal of International Women's Studies 21.1 (2020): 255-270.

Weitzberg, Keren. "Biometrics, Race Making, and White Exceptionalism: The Controversy over Universal Fingerprinting in Kenya." The Journal of African History 61.1 (2020): 23-43. Print.

Whitaker, Beth Elise. "Refugees, Foreign Nationals, and Wageni: Comparing African Responses to Somali Migration." African Studies Review 63.1 (2020): 18-42.

Williams, Christian A. "Dissident Refugees: A History of 200 Namibians in Zambia, 1977–1989." Journal of Southern African Studies 46.5 (2020): 863-879.

Williams, Christian. “African Refugee History”. African Studies Review 63.3 (2020): 560–67.


Blog Posts and Online Writing:

Barclay, Fiona. ‘Victims of Decolonisation? The French Settlers of Algeria’. Refugee History.,

Lingelbach, Joachen. ‘Swimming to Safety’. Refugee History. 2020.

Lysa, Charlotte. ‘A Recent History of Refugees in Saudi Arabia’. Refugee History. 2020.

White, Benjamin Thomas. ‘How Eurocentric Is the 1951 UN Refugee Convention’. Refugee History. 2020.

Williams, Christian. Refugee Debates Have an African History Problem. 2020.


From the Blog Series ‘Histories of Refuge’ in Africa Is a Country:

Kalter, Christoph. The Strange Case of Portugal’s Returnees. 2020.

Machava, Adérito Júlio. Mozambique’s Borders. 2020.

Passemlers, Lazlo. Congo’s White ‘Refugees’. 2020.

Schenck, Marcia C. Africa’s Forgotten Refugee Convention. 2020.

Thlam, Madina. From the Niger to the Nile. 2020.

Weitzberg, Keren. Passing as a Refugee. 2020.