African Migration: Recent Trends, Key Influences, and Implications


Ojakorotu, Victor & Ikemefuna Taire Paul Okudolo, Editors


Editors: Victor Ojakorotu is Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations at North-West University (NWU), in South Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Witwatersrand, in South Africa, as well as B.Sc. (first-class honors) and M.Sc. degrees in International Relations from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Ikemefuna Taire Paul Okudolo is Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo, Nigeria. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in political science, which he received from the University of Lagos in 2008 and 2017, respectively. His academic specializations include public administration, public policy analysis, development administration, the political sociology of African governance, and environmental politics. From 2018 to 2022, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at North-West University (NWU). He practiced journalism with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from 2008, rising to the position of Senior Editor/Chief Principal Correspondent, while also reporting/editing on several News Desks subjects including African migration.

The issue of African migration since the Covid-19 pandemic depended on novel influences and determinants. The chapters in this edited volume evaluate recent variables that instigated the migration of Africans and assess implications for Africans, Africans in diaspora, and their global reverberations. The volume unites well-researched and theoretically informed empirical studies constructed on qualitative research methodologies. To project significant social science and humanities voices, the book’s chapters reinforce theory-building rather than assumptions derived from arm-chair theorizing, journalistic presentations, and subjective personal views. The issue of African migration is fundamentally a matter of human modeling and therefore is never static. As this unique new volume demonstrates, it is consistently value-laden and reminiscent of “politics as an art.”

Social Science, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Migration, Africa, African Studies, Critical Theory
Release Date: 
November 8, 2023
9781680535396 Hardcover
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