Africa is on the move. New geopolitical constellations have prompted individuals and groups to escape war, authoritarian regimes, environmental crises, and poverty. This has led to multiple migration patterns and complex mobilities of African people within and outside of Africa. This volume demonstrates that there is no unifying way to conceptualise the multiple nature of African mobilities. Some authors have conceptualised mobility on a metaphorical level while others provide analyses along spatial movement. This volume offers a vast portrayal of the diversity, innovation and richness of African mobile experiences through geographical, linguistic and socio-political domains. Providing nuanced and complex analyses offered by African Studies scholars of various disciplines, this book aims to contribute to new insights into African mobile experiences and to a repositioning of how Africa is represented globally.
Hana Horáková is associate professor of Social Anthropology at the Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, and Metropolitan University Prague. Stephanie Rudwick is researcher and editor at the Philosophical Facultyat the University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. Martin Schmiedl is researcher at the University of Hradec Králové,Czech Republic.