Year:2024 Volume: 9 Issue: 1 Area: Cultural & Ethnic Studies

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Karen Ferreira-Meyers
Book Review: Roberto Castillo, African Transnational Mobility in China, Africans on the Move, London: Routledge, 2021, pp.64-67.
 
The prologue to this volume of the Routledge African Studies, entitled African Transnational Mobility in China, Africans on the Move, describes Roberto Castillo's experiences in China, focusing on a chance encounter with a man named Myers during a train journey. Myers, originally from Sierra Leone, shared his journey to China in search of opportunities, highlighting the challenges faced by foreigners in a new country. Castillo reflects on the uncertainties and difficulties Myers encountered in China, expressing concern for his well-being. This encounter with Myers and subsequent news events of a demonstration involving Nigerians in China, led the author to ponder the complex dynamics of immigration and cultural integration in China.

Keywords: Africa, China, Guangzhou, immigration, race, racism

https://doi.org/10.24819/netsol2024.7
 
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