An Archive of African Exile

The enforced removal of individuals has long been a political tool used by African states to create generations of asylum seekers, refugees, and fugitives. Historians often present such political exile as a potentially transformative experience for resilient individuals, but this reading singles the exile out as having an exceptional experience. This collection seeks to broaden […]

Mauritanian Deportees from Ohio: double jeopardy – ethnically cleansing two-times-over

Mauritanian Deportees from Ohio: double jeopardy – ethnically cleansing two-times-over I recently concluded optimistically that Mauritanian exiles in Ohio who had arrived between the mid-1990s and early-2000s, are struggling to overcome histories of social and racial discord in their country of origin as they create a new, American’ identity. Their children, ‘the generation born in […]