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Migration Stories

February 3 @ 19:30 - 21:00

Migration Stories

National Storytelling Week in 2022 takes place from 29 January to 5 February. The Africa Centre and the Library of Africa and The African Diaspora (LOATAD) are coming together to ‘humanise’ African and Caribbean migration by digging deeper beyond the usual statistics and politically charged narratives. Migration is essentially about the movement of human beings, whether voluntary or involuntary. However, the human dimension is all too readily overlooked.

The first part of this online discussion will focus on the stories of those with personal experiences of migration, be it from Africa to the west, within Africa, or from the diaspora to Africa. The second part will unpack broader themes of migration such as the impact of mass migration on African and Caribbean countries. We will explore relevant policy positions of both African and western governments with regards to the global movement of people of African descent. We will also look at arguments for and against repatriation and how exposure to the so called ‘developed’ world might be leveraged to accelerate socio-economic development on the continent.

Throughout National Storytelling Week, we will be highlighting personal migration stories from our communities, expressed through various forms. If you have recently migrated from Africa or left many years ago, we would love to hear about where you moved from – to and why. What has your experience been as an African/Caribbean immigrant?

Whether you chose to leave, were forced to leave, or are thinking of leaving (or returning), we want to hear from you! Tell us your story using the hashtag, #MigrationStories on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. You can also email us at: info@africacentre.org.uk



February 3
19:30 - 21:00
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