Refugees in African History - Quarterly Bulletin of Recent Publications 04-21

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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 second of a quarterly series of recent publications on the topic of refugees in African history. We welcome suggestions for publications (including your own) to be included in our next bulletin until July 25, 2021. Please email your suggestion in a full citation format to


Quarterly Bulletin of Recent Publications on the topic of:

Refugees in African History


Note: The editors of this Quarterly Bulletin welcome suggestions for recent publications to be included, including your own ones. Please send in a full citation format to


Books and Chapters:

Adejumo-Ayibiowu, O. Damola. "Migration, Globalization, and Xenophobia in Africa: A Historical Survey." Impact of Immigration and Xenophobia on Development in Africa. IGI Global, 2021. 18-37.

Akinola, Adeoye O. "Urbanization, Poverty and the Paradox of Land Reform in South Africa." The New Political Economy of Land Reform in South Africa. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2021. 235-254.

Babou, Cheikh Anta. The Muridiyya on the Move: Islam, Migration, and Place Making. Ohio University Press, 2021.

Betts, Alexander. The Wealth of Refugees: How Displaced People Can Build Economies. Oxford University Press, 2021.

Chagunda, Chance. "Refugees and Asylum Seekers from Sub-Saharan African Countries and the Promotion of Healthy Human Relationships." Promoting Healthy Human Relationships in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Springer, Cham, 2021. 49-65.

Jaji, Rose. "“Aberrant” Masculinity: Men, Culture and Forced Migration." The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Migration (2021): 373-386.

Mabena, Keatlegile Moses. "Discarding Political Hypocrisy and Mystification of Xenophobia While Maximizing the Economic Weight of Immigrant Nationals in African Economies." Impact of Immigration and Xenophobia on Development in Africa. IGI Global, 2021. 189-209.


Journal Articles:

Barone, Sabina, and Mehdi Alioua. To Accompany and to Observe: Engaged Scholarship and Social Change Vis-à-Vis Sub-Saharan Transmigration in Morocco: An Interview with Mehdi Alioua. Migration and Society, 4, no. 1 (2021): 185-194.

Betts, Alexander. "Refugees And Patronage: A Political History Of Uganda’s ‘Progressive’Refugee Policies." African Affairs,  120, no. 479 (2021): 243-276.

Earle, Lucy, Dyfed Aubrey, Isis Nuñez Ferrera, and Stephanie Loose. "When Internal Displacement Meets Urbanisation: Making Cities Work for Internally Displaced People." Refugee Survey Quarterly 39, no. 4 (2020): 494-506.

Easton-Calabria, Evan. "Success Twinned by Challenge: An Urban IDP Response in Ethiopia." Refugee Survey Quarterly 39, no. 4 (2020): 525-536.

Davies, Anne, and Alice Jenner. "A Tale of Two Cities-IDPs Plan for Their Durable Solutions in Darfur." Refugee Survey Quarterly 39, no. 4 (2020): 507-513.

Jacobs, Carolien, Stanislas Lubala Kubiha, and Rachel Sifa Katembera. "The Upward Spiral Towards Local Integration of IDPs: Agency and Economics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo." Refugee Survey Quarterly 39, no. 4 (2020): 537-543.

Tarisayi, K.S., Manik, S. “Affirmation and Defamation: Zimbabwean Migrant Teachers’ Survival Strategies in South Africa.” Int. Migration & Integration , 22 (2021) 183–204. 

Natter, Katharina. "Ad-hocratic immigration governance: how states secure their power over immigration through intentional ambiguity." Territory, Politics, Governance (2021): 1-18.

Yasukawa, Louisa. "The Impacts of Internal Displacement on Local Communities: Examples from Ethiopia and Somalia." Refugee Survey Quarterly 39, no. 4 (2020): 544-551.


Special Issues (Journals):

Journal of Refugee Studies. Volume 33, Issue 4, December 2020: The Politics of Return: Understanding  Trajectories of Displacement and the Complex Dynamics of ‘Return’ in Central  Africa


Blog Posts and Online Writing:

Rodgers, Cory. Whether or not Kenya closes its camps, much damage has been done. African Arguments

Mwangi, Oscar Gakuo. Why Kenya is on thin ice in its justification for sending Somali refugees back kome.

Williams, Christian. SWAPO’s struggle children and exile home-making: the story of Mawazo Nakadhilu.


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

Jaji, Rose. Essentialism and the making of African refugees.

Njung, George. The African refugee equilibrium.

Tembo, Alfred. From war-torn Europe to colonial Africa.