Crisis, Identity and Migration in Post-Colonial Southern Africa

  • Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha
  • Nene Ernest Khalema
  • Lovemore Chipungu
  • Tamuka C. Chirimambowa
  • Tinashe Lukas Chimedza

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Conceptualisation and Overview of Migration Patterns in Southern Africa

  3. The Post-colonial Political Economy of Development, Governance and Nation-State Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. David M. Matsinhe, Nene Ernest Khalema, Maximino S. G. Constumado
      Pages 125-140
    3. Thulisile N. Mphambukeli, Verna Nel
      Pages 141-163
  4. Re-magining Migration, Citizenship, Identity, Formation and Development

  5. Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha, Nene Ernest Khalema, Lovemore Chipungu, Tamuka C. Chirimambowa, Tinashe Lukas Chimedza
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This book offers a socio-historical analysis of migration and the possibilities of regional integration in Southern Africa. It examines both the historical roots of and contemporary challenges regarding the social, economic, and geo-political causes of migration and its consequences (i.e. xenophobia) to illustrate how ‘diaspora’ migrations have shaped a sense of identity, citizenry, and belonging in the region. 

By discussing immigration policies and processes and highlighting how the struggle for belonging is mediated by new pressures concerning economic security, social inequality, and globalist challenges, the book develops policy responses to the challenge of social and economic exclusion, as well as xenophobic violence, in Southern Africa. 

This timely and highly informative book will appeal to all scholars, activists, and policy-makers looking to revisit migration policies and realign them with current globalization and regional integration trends.


Migration Xenophobia Southern Africa Political Economy Afro-phobia South African Apartheid Mozambican Civil War Diaspora

Editors and affiliations

  • Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha
    • 1
  • Nene Ernest Khalema
    • 2
  • Lovemore Chipungu
    • 3
  • Tamuka C. Chirimambowa
    • 4
  • Tinashe Lukas Chimedza
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Built Environment and Development StudiesUniversity of Kwazulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa
  2. 2.School of Built Environment and Development StudiesUniversity of Kwazulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa
  3. 3.School of Built Environment and Development StudiesUniversity of Kwazulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa
  4. 4.Department of Development and Anthropology StudiesUniversity of JohannesburgAuckland ParkSouth Africa
  5. 5.Institute for Public Affairs in ZimbabweJohannesburgSouth Africa

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