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Restoring Viable Relations in Emigrant Gambia

Paolo Gaibazzi

sociocultural categories that public and scholarly discourse may ossify as explanations for African migration to Europe (cf. Jackson and Piette 2015 ). I take my cue from Suleyman, a long-time acquaintance from a Soninke village in eastern Gambia. This is an

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Jelena Tošić and Annika Lems

, this volume). The texts in this collection represent different takes on history and reveal particular ways migrants perceive and place themselves in and between Africa and Europe. Paolo Gaibazzi traces the history of migration from Soninke villages

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Owen White and Elizabeth Heath

-representation of certain populations in the supply of colonial labor, such as the Soninke of West Africa. 42 Studies of migrating workers, to which one might also add trade diasporas like that of the Lebanese (or Libano-Syriens , in colonial-era parlance), 43

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Doing bizness

Migrant smuggling and everyday life in the Maghreb

Line Richter

West Africa: Human smuggling as a social enterprise .” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 676 ( 1 ): 36 – 56 . 10.1177/0002716217743935 Manchuelle , François . 1997 . Willing migrants: Soninke labor diasporas

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“Looking for One's Life”

Trapped Mobilities and Adventure in Morocco

Sébastien Bachelet

and movement in Morocco speaks to the growing scholarship around (im)mobility. For instance, in his ethnographic exploration of the lives of Soninke men in Gambia, Paolo Gaibazzi seeks to show “how movement and stillness combine to animate social life

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Impatient Accumulation, Immediate Consumption

Problems with Money and Hope in Central Kenya

Peter Lockwood

. 2015 . “ The Quest for Luck: Fate, Fortune, Work and the Unexpected Among Gambian Soninke Hustlers .” Critical African Studies 7 ( 3 ): 227 – 242 . 10.1080/21681392.2015.1055534 Hage , Ghassan . 2016 . “ Questions Concerning a Future