Conviviality, Rights, and Conflict in Africa’s Urban Estuaries

Using examples from Maputo, Johannesburg, and Nairobi, this article explores the nature of these estuaries in ways that challenge the conceptual foundations typically informing debates over migrant rights, integration, and the boundaries of belonging.

Migrants and Strangers in an African City: Exile, Dignity, Belonging

Bruce Whitehouse’s Migrants and Strangers in an African City contributes to a fairly fundamental reframing of debates over migrant integration and African urban life while reminding us that while globalization and mobility are transforming life everywhere, the specific consequences are shaped by a combination of historical conditioning, contemporary imperatives and chance. Review by Loren B. Landau.