African Football Migration: Aspirations, Experiences and Trajectories

Book discussions with the authors

The global success of football icons like Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba and Mohamed Salah has fuelled the migratory projects of countless young men across the African continent who dream of following – literally and figuratively – in their footsteps. Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic research, African football migration captures and chronicles the aspirations, experiences and trajectories of those pursuing this highly prized form of transnational migration. In doing so, the book uncovers and traces the myriad actors, networks and institutions that affect the ability of young people across the continent to realise social mobility through football’s global production network. more>>

Adrican Foorball Migration Aspirations, Experiences and Trajectories

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Panelists and authors:
Christian Ungruhe, University of Passau
Paul Darby, Ulster University
James Esson, Queen Mary, University College London

Mari H. Engh, University of KwaZulu-Natal