ISBN 9781920409227
Pages 432
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Published 2010
Publisher Idasa, South Africa
Format Paperback

Zimbabwe's Exodus

Crisis, Migration, Survival

edited by Jonathan Crush, Daniel Tevera

The ongoing crisis in Zimbabwe has led to an unprecedented exodus of over a million desperate people from all strata of Zimbabwean society. The Zimbabwean diaspora is now truly global in extent. Yet rather than turning their backs on Zimbabwe, most maintain very close links with the country, returning often and remitting billions of dollars each year. Zimbabwe's Exodus. Crisis, Migration, Survival is written by leading migration scholars many from the Zimbabwean diaspora. The book explores the relationship between Zimbabwe's economic and political crisis and migration as a survival strategy. The book includes personal stories of ordinary Zimbabweans living and working in other countries, who describe the hotility and xenophobia they often experience.

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"The title of this book captures the epic, even biblical quality of migration from Zimbabwe. The editors of this collection have assembled an excellent team of researchers writing on the principle aspects and destinations of Zimbabwean emigrants. We are provided with a rounded and compelling picture of the great exodus and behind the turmoil of exile and return we can glimpse the extraordinary people behind the statistics."

Robin Cohen, Professor of Development Studies and Director International Migration Institute, University of Oxford

About the Editor

Jonathan Crush

Jonathan Crush is a Professor and CIGI Chair in Global Migration and Development at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Canada, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town.

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