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Citizenship, Belonging and Intergenerational Relations in by Professor Claudine Attias-Donfut, Joanne Cook, Dr Jaco

By Professor Claudine Attias-Donfut, Joanne Cook, Dr Jaco Hoffman, Louise Waite

This booklet explores migration studies of African households throughout generations in Britain, France and South Africa. worldwide techniques of African migration are investigated, and the lived reports of African migrants are explored in parts comparable to citizenship, belonging, intergenerational transmission, paintings and social mobility.

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Seven out of ten came from countries formerly under French administration. 1 shows, between 1962 and 1999, the number of sub-Saharan migrants in France grew more than the number of migrants from other areas. 63 per cent of the total migrant population in France. No country from subSaharan Africa has as many as 100,000 citizens in France according to the 2005 census figures. The nation with the largest figure, Senegal, still totals less than the various nations of North Africa, Europe and Asia (INSEE, 2001).

Many other migrants made their way into South Africa through Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Mozambique and Bechuanaland (now Botswana). They claimed to be local residents and then secured recruitment at Native Labour Recruiting Corporation camps in the northern Transvaal and southern Bechuanaland. Yet other migrants found employment with white South African farmers, in the coalmines and other industries. Africans from the above-named countries were already involved in clandestine migration to the farms, secondary industries and, especially, mines of South Africa by the 1920s.

The increase during these years can partly be explained by the arrival of Africans to work as wartime workers, merchant seaman and servicemen in the army, navy and air forces during the Second World War (Rose, 2001, p. 222–223). Since the 1950s, immigration laws covering Africans have been tightened, but nonetheless African immigrants continued to settle in Britain. (BBC News, 2010). In the 1980s the most common reason for Africans migrating to Britain was to join family; between the late 1980s and 2010 Africans are more likely to migrate to Britain as asylum seekers.

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