Heather A. Horst, Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director, Digital Ethnography Research Centre, RMIT University, Australia

“From voluntary migrants and refugees to traders, foot messengers and university students, Side@ways takes the reader on a journey to Africa’s mobile margins. Focused upon the everyday use of mobile phones, the authors’ historically situated and nuanced accounts counter many assumptions about connection and disconnection inherent in mobile phone use and, ultimately, the treatment of the mobile phone as Africa’s latest panacea. Conceptually novel and empirically rich, this edited volume is an exemplar of the insights ethnographic approaches contribute to our understanding of the digital revolution.”

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