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A special issue of the Journal of Intercultural Studies is now available that presents a series of articles that examine different aspects of migration, drawing on evidence from the African continent.

IMI Co-Director Oliver Bakewell and Gunvor Jónsson have edited a special issue of the Journal of Intercultural Studies that includes articles written by IMI researchers Naluwembe Binaisa and Sorana Toma.

The special issue is a collection of papers presented at the third African Migrations Workshop held by IMI in 2010: The Contribution of African Research to Migration Theory. The workshop was organised with the L'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire (University of Cheikh Anta Diop) in Dakar, where fifty scholars from across the African continent and beyond gathered for four days and presented and discussed papers in both French and English.

The published articles aim not simply to provide new empirical material but also to offer fresh theoretical insights that can unsettle, challenge and refine existing theories that frame the emerging field of migration studies. By bringing together this collection of papers from Africa, the intention is to help redress the balance of research on migration that is heavily skewed towards the interests and preoccupations of the wealthier regions of the world.