It is all too well known that there are millions of refugees in Africa. They are the focus of international relief efforts, media attention and academic research.
It is less known that there are millions of refugees who have returned home. Yet very little has been written about what happens to people after they go back to their countries and begin to pick up the pieces. Repatriation is often put forward as the optimal solution, but these contributions suggest it is not always so simple.
This book puts "returnees" on the map. It arose from the major Harare conference organized by the United Nations Research Institute fro Social Development (UNRISD). Researchers, who have carried out detailed local fieldwork, came together to pool their insights with representatives of their governments and aid agencies.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
TIME ALLEN lectures at the Open and South bank Universities.
HUBERT MORSINK is the Senior Advisor and Coodinator for Refugee Reseach, UNRISD.
Sociology, Anthropology, Politics/AFRICA